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Agaricus sprung up all over

Seem to have cycled past four or five little patches of assorted Agaricus species. I'll have to try to find time to go picking.
Stewy

Any thoughts on this Cab?

cab

Do a scratch and sniff test; get the base of the stem, give it a good scratch, and sniff.

Does it smell almondy, mushroomy, or like carbolic? Does it turn yellow at all, yellow lots, or hardly any colour change?

Its an Agaricus of some sort, and if its a big white Agaricus then you're looking to rule out A. xanthodermus, which is nasty. Doesn't look like one of those, so I rekon most likely its a horse mushroom.
Stewy

It's in the compost bin now Cab but it did smell mushroomy and I gave it a good scratch to see if it was a stainer but nothing. I thought maybe a Field Shroom?
cab

By the size more likely a horse mushroom than field. Very tasty though.
Stewy

Yeah, I'm sure it's edible but the location was a bit iffy, prime Dog Pissing spot
KatP

Wodges of horse mushrooms up here, some absolute whoppers too.

Unfortunately all beside the lovely (only) main route from Aberdeen to Peterhead. Too many lorries for eating really. Must get time to go hunting down back roads sometime.
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