Observation 53920: Agaricus augustus Fr.
When: 2010-06-16
Who: caphillkid
No herbarium specimen

Notes: This mushroom fruited in great numbers in the spring under a group of conifers from needle duff, north of Seattle. Most infested with fly larvae, ate some anyway. Excellent texture and nutty flavor. Very large, very orange.

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odor and taste
By: caphillkid
2011-10-15 20:40:48 CDT (-0400)

For the record, this is definitely not Augustus. No sweet almond scent or flavor. I cooked these mushrooms and the flavor was traditional Agaricus bisporus-like. Perhaps my previous description of “nutty” flavor gave the wrong impression.

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