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Mushrooms of the World

 

   Horse Mushroom (Agaricus arvensis)
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 (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 Buy your morel mushrooms at the grocery store - Mushroom identification can be confusing for non-experts and some mushrooms are deadly poisonous!

 

 

 

 

Yellow Knight or Man on a Horse (Tricholoma equestre)
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 (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)

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 mushrooms!

 

 

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