Agaricus arvensis Agaricaceae Horse Mushroom

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Agaricus arvensis , Horse Mushroom. The Horse Mushroom is well known to mushroom-gatherers, and occurs island-wide in meadows, coastal grassland, gardens and Commons. It sometimes follows horse-grazing, but by no means always. The cap can grow up to 20cm in diameter, and is whitish, darkening slightly with age. Gills are greyish-pink at first, ageing to dark brown. The stem has a ring and reaches about 10cm. When bruised it yellows slightly, but nothing like the bright yellow of the closely relate Yellow-staining Mushroom . An excellent edible fungus, often appearing in great numbers in the Autumn; just check it is not the afore-mentioned.

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