Can you identify this mushroom?

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caffers2
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Can you identify this mushroom?

Post: # 275774Post caffers2
Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:42 pm

I live in the uk and found the on a small patch of grass near the roadside. From a bit of research it looks a bit like a field mushroom but I'm not eating it until I'm certain. Any ideas?

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Re: Can you identify this mushroom?

Post: # 275779Post Geoff Dann
Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:25 pm

It is an agaricus for sure, and looks like a field mushroom to me. However, with this group one must rely on SMELL to be absolutely sure about edibility. The poisonous ones smell of phenol and stain yellow, especially at the base of the stem when cut.

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Re: Can you identify this mushroom?

Post: # 275829Post caffers2
Sat Aug 10, 2013 1:04 pm

Geoff, thanks so much for your feedback. I cut this one at the stem and no sign or yellow, it smells like a mushroom you'd buy at the supermarket, very fresh and pleasant. Might go and get some more as there were a few of them around.

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