Agaricus campestris

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Agaricus campestris

27 August 2010 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Common Name

Field mushroom

Cap

Convex, expanding with age, smooth or slightly scaly, white, sometimes with brown scales, margin ragged, to about 10 cm across

Gills

Free, crowded, pink then dark brown

Stem

Equal or slightly tapered, white, ring white, fragile

Flesh

Firm, white, sometimes flushing pink in the cap

Smell

Pleasant, mushroomy

Taste

Mushroomy

Season

Summer to autumn

Distribution

Common

Habitat

On soil in fields and pastures

Spore Print

Chocolate brown

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, smooth (7-8) x (4-5) µm2

Edibility

Edible, good