Chlorophyllum rhacodes
(Shaggy Parasol, Macrolepiota rachodes, Lepiota rachodes)
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Location: Colorado
Spore Print: White to Yellow
Edibility: Edible
Color: White

Grows on the ground, in grass, near trees.

Edible. When trying these for the first time it is best to sample a small portion. Can be easily confused with the look-a-like green spored lepiota which is very poisonous. See Chlorophyllum molybdites (poisonous). It appears that there are a couple different variations of this species in Colorado. Make a spore print and verify it is white for edibility. You caps have the best flavor. Chlorophyllum brunneum is a similar look-a-like also with white spores.

Chlorophyllum molybdites

Last Updated:
May 03 2022 10:08 AM

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