13 responses to “Agaricus augustus”

  1. Tammy

    mmmm- looks yummy! Wish it were common around here, but alas, it’s not.

  2. C.Wick

    I can attest to the yummy-ness of this fungi! I had photographed an outstanding view of 3 bundled together earlier this summer…Love that the gills start of a pink in color…then turn almost ‘Coprinis-like’ in the way they turn black and become goo.
    Yeah for showing more of the fungi world!

  3. Mary Ann, in Toronto

    This mushroom does indeed look delicious!
    Love the top photo — the wavy edge of the mushroom, the two dapples of light (in the foreground and background). Very nice.

  4. brian

    I have found these only a few times but they are a tasty treat – in fact one makes a meal in itself…as long as you get there before the maggots!
    Enjoy, enjoy

  5. phillip

    ….to all the..’gourmands’…who venture to find these in the wild…there are many fungi with similarties….some can be lethal….there are ‘tests’ that can be performed to prove it is the type to be eaten…spore test(gills face down on white paper)…smell test…etc…even then…unless you know for certain…do not eat wild mushrooms…i was a victim of poisoning…and very ill for days…even though the mushrooms passed all the textbook tests…

  6. Anna Wald

    i have been picking mushrooms since i was a small child, both in Europe and US, never got ill. i think the most important is to be able to definitively identify the deadly species and be able to exclude those…

  7. Sue in Bremerton

    Once upon a time my sister took a class on mushroom identification.
    We were camping and she found two nice little specimens. Then she did a magic trick with them. She put them on a white piece of paper overnight, and we had spoor print in the morning. I was awed. (I was 45 years old)
    That night we had our dinner of sauted mushroom slices and asparagus. Dining fit for a king, or two sisters, anyway.
    Thanks so much for the awesome picture, and for bringing back such a nice memory.

  8. Old Ari

    An alternative to paper, to do a spore print, I use a microscope slide. That way I can see them magnified.

  9. elizabeth a airhart

    fine photo and write up

  10. Alice

    The squirrels love to eat these.

  11. Gerry Queener

    Found a specimen (similar species) at 6500 feet in north central Idaho this past August that had what appeared to be moose tooth markings on the cap.
    You may see the sample at:

  12. deja

    yea lools good

  13. Tessa

    I ate one that looked like that, which I took to be a horse mushroom ( just a large variety of field mushroom. I had terrible hallucinations and night mares, and had to get up and not sleep that night in order to avoid more.
    Tessa Moss

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