Observation 14923: Agaricus L.

When: 2005-10-12

Collection location: Cape Elizabeth, Maine, USA [Click for map]

Who: Mimi

No specimen available

Please help me identify this mushroom! It appeared in my lawn during a 4 day period of wet, stormy coastal weather under the shelter of an adirondack chair, and once I moved the chair away, it continued to grow to a diameter of approximately five inches, unperturbed by salt and wind. Thank you.


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Nice Picture
By: Richard Sullivan (enchplant)
2008-12-04 23:09:39 CST (-0500)

Yep it looks like an Agaricus Sp. Lovely photo.

? Agaricus arvensis
By: Mimi
2008-12-04 13:04:16 CST (-0500)

Amanitarita, thank you for identifying my mushroom as Agaricus. Armed with “Agaricus” I tried to do further research and now wonder whether this is Agaricus arvensis – the horse mushroom. I found some great images and further information on this site: http://mushroom-collecting.com/mushroomhorse.html. Apparently Agaricus arvensis can reach 12" in size, and has a strong “anise/almond” scent. Wish I’d gotten closer and smelled it!