Parasol Mushroom  (Macrolepiota procera)

Edibility

Edibility:Excellent

Eating notes: Good strong flavour. Discard the tough stems.

Preserving: Can be frozen.

Season

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Description

Cap: 10-30cm Initially egg-shaped then flat with a raise centre (umbo). Cream with a dark scaly centre and scattered dark scales elsewhere.

Gills: Free, white, crowded.

Stem: 15-30cm slender, cream banded with dark scales. Thick woolly double sided ring which can often be moved up and down the stem.

Spores: White

Flesh: White. Not changing.

Habitat: On the ground in pasture or open woodland. Sometimes found in groups or rings.

Frequency: Frequent


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