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  • synonyms: Agaric champêtre, Feldegerling, Field Mushroom, Kerti csiperke, mezei csiperke, Pink Bottom, Rosé de prés, Wiesenchampignon
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    location: North America, Europe
    edibility: Choice
    fungus colour: White to cream
    normal size: 5-15cm
    cap type: Convex to shield shaped
    stem type: Ring on stem
    spore colour: Purplish to black
    habitat: Grows on the ground, Found in fields, lawns or on roadsides

    Agaricus campestris L. ex Fr. syn. Psalliota campestris (L. ex Fr.) Quél. Field Mushroom, Pink Bottom, Agaric champêtre, Rosé de prés, Kerti (mezei) csiperke, Wiesenchampignon, Feldegerling, Prataiolo, prataiolo bianco, Weidechampignon.
    Cap 3–10cm across, domed and remaining so a long time before expanding fully, white sometimes creamy yellow, scaly or smooth. Stem 30–100 x 10–15(20)mm, white sometimes yellowing slightly towards the tapered base; ring thin and white, short-lived, often little more than a torn frill. Flesh white, bruising faintly pink especially above the gills. Taste and smell pleasant and mushroomy. Gills deep pink even in unopened ‘buttons’, finally darkening to brown. Cheilocystidia lacking. Spore print brown. Spores ovoid, 7–8 x 4–5µ. Habitat in pastureland. Season late summer to autumn. Frequent. Edible – excellent. Distribution, America and Europe. Comment There are some other, almost identical species best distinguished by their microscopic features: Agaricus andrewii, with large marginal cystidia on the gills (campestris has none), and Agaricus solidipes, with spores up to 10 x 6µ.

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    Dejan Stojanovic (Yugoslavia) - 10 June 2024

    AGARICUS CAMPESTRIS - Site in the area Zaplanje (city of Nis), Southern Serbia, SERBIA.
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    Chris Kistner (United States) - 14 October 2024

    I found these in my yard where there is a lot of detritis. They smell great and and seem to bruise easy. I live in San Diego, California and the weather has been cool and wet lately.
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    Ashley Watson (United Kingdom) - 05 September 2024

    Leicestershire England, August 2024.
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    Mirosław Wantoch-Rekowski (Poland) - 16 June 2024

    Rondo - zieleniec na Osiedlu M³odych.Gdañsk Oliwa
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    Lorand Bartho (Hungary) - 03 February 2024

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    Lorand Bartho (Hungary) - 03 February 2024

    Hungarian names, Kerti csiperke, Mezei csiperke
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