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Agaricus campestris   (Meadow Mushroom)
Europe, North America, North Africa, Asia, Canada and Australia
Cap 3-12 cm diameter, stem 3-10 cm tall * 1-2 cm diameter
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Agaricus campestris, commonly known as the Meadow Mushroom, is a medium-sized agaric with a white to a brownish cap on a short stem with an indistinct ring and no volva. The mushroom grows solitary or grouped, often in fairy rings, on grassy soil in lawns, pastures or in cultivated fields.

Cap white (may have fine scales) at first hemispherical in shape before flattening out with maturity. Flesh thick, firm, white, but slowly becoming flushed with pink to purplish brown. Gills free from the stem, narrow, pale pink at first, becoming bright pink, then dark purple-brown when spores mature. Stem short, cylindric or tapered toward the base, predominantly white and bears a single thin ring.

Agaricus campestris on the web site.

Many mushrooms are poisonous and some are lethally poisonous. It can be very hard to distinguish between an edible and a poisonous mushroom. We recommend, because of this, that you don't eat wild mushrooms at all, and this site does not contain any information about the edibility or toxicity of the mushrooms listed here.

Although efforts have been made to ensure accuracy on this website, the information may contain errors and omissions and should not be relied upon and be used as any basis for eating any plants or mushrooms.

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