Agaricus sylvicola
(Woodland Agaricus, Agaricus Silvicola)
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Location: Colorado
Smell: Almond
Spore Print: Brown
Edibility: Edible
Color: White turning Golden yellow.

Habitat:
Under various conifers in the mountains. Also found in mixed forest of aspens and conifers. Grow on the ground.

Description:
This Mushroom stains yellow when bruised or handled. It cap is from white to a golden color. Notice the Cogweel shape on veil (Some other Agaricus have this too). Closely related to Agaricus Arvensis (The Horse Mushroom, Grows in Grass) and Agaricus Albolutescens (Stains Amber, shorter, stalkier and grows in the woods too). Edible for most people. It has a distinct almondy smell.

There are a few other yellow staining Agaricus which grow in our forests. Some of the others are much larger and are not all well documented.

Last Updated:
Aug 11 2017 04:31 PM

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