Horse Mushroom (Agaricus arvensis)
The Horse Mushroom
grows through out most of Europe and North America in meadows and near
stables and in pastures (it likes nutrient rich soil) where it may form
fairy rings. It is usually quite large. Look
for the Horse mushroom from late summer to November. The Horse Mushroom is
edible, but donít be guided by these pictures alone Ė Identifying mushrooms
can be confusing for non-experts and some mushrooms are deadly poisonous!
Glistening Coprinus (Coprinus micaceus)
Glistening Coprinus is a pretty, often honey brown or amber
mushroom which grows from April through October throughout most of North
America and Europe in clusters on stumps and decaying wood. Coprinus
micaceus is edible, but donít be guided by these pictures alone Ė
morel mushrooms at the grocery store
- Mushroom identification can be confusing for non-experts and some mushrooms
are deadly poisonous!
Yellow Knight (Tricholoma equestre)
Hereís a good reason to let the experts identify and harvest
mushrooms. Supposedly, Man on horseback or Yellow knight has been considered
delicious all over the world. However, research has revealed it to have
poisonous properties and cases of poisoning have been reported from eating
it. So there you go. Wear these mushrooms on T-Shirts, but get your
mushrooms from the grocery store!
Early Pholiota (Pholiota praecox)
Early Pholiota sprouts in late spring and
in summer, usually after long rains. It can be found open grassy areas,
lawns, forest meadows, pastures, and roadsides. Pholiota praecox is edible,
but donít be guided by these pictures alone Ė Identifying mushrooms can be
confusing for non-experts and some mushrooms are deadly poisonous!
Meadow Mushroom (Agaricus campestris)
The Meadow Mushroom, commonly seen in
grocery stores, usually appears after rains in lawns, pastures and open
areas in late summer. Donít harvest wild mushrooms unless you are expert.
The Meadow Mushroom can be confused with similar looking poisonous