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Horse Mushroom

Agaricus arvensis

2012-10-09 Agaricus arvensis Schaeff 270481 by here (CC BY-SA 3.0)

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Horse mushroom (Agaricus arvensis)
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Horse Mushroom Overview

Agaricus arvensis is a species of mushroom commonly known as a Horse Mushroom. It resides in the Agaricus genus, which contains over 300 species of both edible and poisionous fungi. The species name arvensis means 'of the field'. This fungus resembles the related species, Agaricus campestris, commonly known as the Field Mushroom. It produces white mushrooms, which bruise to a yellow shade. They develop with age, turning grey and brown, eventually to a dull chocloate shade. This species is commonly misidentified, please forage with care!