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Field mushroom

Observed: 26th September 2012 By: stevenelawsonstevenelawson’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensstevenelawson’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensstevenelawson’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
field mushroom
field mushroom interior

Found next to a pile of fir tree trunks on the driveway of a house near my home. The mushroom was already split in half, revealing slightly pink gills. The cap is quite bright white with pale, brownish flaky scales on it, which leads me to think it's a field mushroom (Agaricus campestris), although it may be Agaricus squamulosus.


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Fenwickfield's picture


It's not a field mushroom are there any more coming up as it may be worth taking a spore print also did it have a ring on the stem,any smell,colour change when cut and were the gills free adnate or decurrent. Sorry to ask so many questions but it all helps with the identification.



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Hi Fenwickfield, I didn't cut

Hi Fenwickfield,
I didn't cut it myself so I can't tell you if there was any colour change. It was the only one, in the middle of some stony ground next to a driveway. I was walking my dog so I didn't look closely enough to report on the gills, I'm afraid. I'll maybe swing by in the morning and see if it's still there. Thanks for now,

miked's picture

might be a parasol

might be a parasol

dejayM's picture


Yes, I agree; not a Field nor Horse. Too pale, too scaley, too lots of things. Even "some stony ground next to a driveway" is suspicious.