Observation 196390: Macrolepiota procera (Scop.) Singer
When: 2014-10-28
No herbarium specimen

Notes: There were a fair number of these growing all along the roadside here in the hedgerows. I picked a number of them and cooked them. Good eating!

Note that I found a few Macrolepiota Rhacodes nearby, so beware if you are picking. I have eaten both and have no problem with Rhacodes, but some people do experience stomach upsets. The important identifier here is the size of the cap and the characteristic ‘snakeskin’ pattern on the stem which is specific to the Procera as far as I am aware.

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Cooked Parasols
By: Rowan Puttergill (roboro)
2015-02-04 06:11:53 EST (-0500)

I decided that I may as well show the cooked version of our collection of these on this day. So I uploaded those pics as well.
Nicely prepared in a light batter.

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