Observation 8411: Leucoagaricus americanus (Peck) Vellinga
When: 2008-07-15
Collection location: Georgia, USA [Click for map]
No herbarium specimen

Notes: This one was easy to identify because of the red staining and habitat as well as the scaly cap.

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Eat these?
By: AmatoxinApocalypse (AmatoxinApocalypse)
2008-07-28 10:48:30 COT (-0500)

I have yet to try any of the 28grms i have saved up of these, i want to though i hear they are good. My field guide says they are “choice” ill let yall know if they are or not.

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By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2008-07-28 09:00:56 COT (-0500)

I’ve not tried these, as I have never found any.
Hmm, yeah Chroogomphus species turn bright red from an orange colour when you cook them. However, they were too foul to eat enough to have caused any urine discolouration, haha.
I assume your college friend has not eaten too many beets.

Has anyone eaten this?
By: Tom Volk (TomVolk)
2008-07-23 11:29:31 COT (-0500)

I have eaten them— they’re pretty good. nice flavor. Interestingly they turn bright red when you cook them. One slight problem is that the red pigment goes right through you and turns your urine red! I fed them to my college roomate many years ago and he came running out of the bathrooms accusing me of poisoning him!

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