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synonyms: Agaric champêtre, Feldegerling, Field Mushroom, Kerti csiperke, mezei csiperke, Pink Bottom, Rosé de prés, Wiesenchampignon
Agaricus campestris Mushroom
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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.

Mushroom Recipes
Mushroom Croustade
Scallops with Mushroom Sauce
Soufflé Flan with St George's Mushroom Filling
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brian fab (United States) - 14 September 2015

Found growing all over a 55 plus condominium community. A total haul of almost 75 pounds.
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Dejan Stojanovic (Yugoslavia) - 10 June 2011

AGARICUS CAMPESTRIS - Site in the area Zaplanje (city of Nis), Southern Serbia, SERBIA.
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Chris Kistner (United States) - 14 October 2010

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 2010

Leicestershire England, August 2010.
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Mirosław Wantoch-Rekowski (Poland) - 16 June 2010

Rondo - zieleniec na Osiedlu M³odych.Gdañsk Oliwa
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Lorand Bartho (Hungary) - 03 February 2009

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Lorand Bartho (Hungary) - 03 February 2009

Hungarian names, Kerti csiperke, Mezei csiperke
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