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

Found under various conifers in the mountains. Also found in mixed forest of aspens and conifers. Grows on the ground.

This mushroom stains yellow to golden when bruised or handled. The cap is from white to a golden color. Notice the cogwheel shape on veil (Some other Agaricus have this too). It is closely related to Agaricus arvensis (The Horse Mushroom, Grows in Grass, City) 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. This one in particular is very easy to identify once you smell one and get use to it. It is very common and great on pizza.

Last Updated:
Aug 03 2020 09:22 AM

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