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mushroom foraging guide Wood Mushroom

Names

Common: Wood Mushroom

Latin: Agaricus silvicola

Edibility

Edibility:Good

Eating notes: Use as you would cultivated mushrooms

Preserving: Can be dried. 

Season

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Description

Cap: 5-12cm smooth. Cream, yellowing with age.

Gills: Free and crowded. Pale pinky-grey at first becoming chocolate brown

Stem: Tall, same colour as cap. Large pendulous ring.

Spores: Purple-brown

Flesh: White. Smell of aniseed.

Habitat: On the ground in mixed woodland

Frequency: Occasional