Meadow Mushroom Agaricus campestris Linaeus  

Status:

Found scattered, in groups, or forming fairy rings in grassy areas, but not in forests.

Description:

Cap: White to gray, dry, smooth, convex to nearly flat, margin inrolled when young--may show veil remnants on margin; flesh white, firm, staining pink or brown. Gills: Pinky-brown to bright pink, dark brown in age; crowded. Stalk: White, smooth, cylindrical or tapers down; ring usually collapses; no volva (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

There are 22 records in the project database.

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A Meadow Mushroom (fruiting body) in Howard Co., Maryland (10/19/2009). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Meadow Mushroom (gills and stalk with ring) in Howard Co., Maryland (10/19/2009). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Meadow Mushroom in Howard Co., Maryland (10/13/2016). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Spores collected from a Meadow Mushroom specimen in Howard Co., Maryland (10/19/2009). Ovate; measured 6.7-7.8 X 4.6-5.6 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

Spores collected from a Meadow Mushroom specimen in Howard Co. Maryland (10/13/2016). Smooth, ellipsoid, brown; meadures 8.2-10.1 X 5.9-6.1 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)


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