When: 2014-05-14

Collection location: near Rt. 20, several miles east of Norwalk, Huron Co., Ohio, USA [Click for map]

Who: peterichards

No specimen available

Found in a ring on a grassy gentle slope adjacent to agricultural land; grass in the ring defined by the shrooms was darker in color than inside or outside the ring. Looks like A. arvensis except that this find is on May 14! Admittedly we’ve recently had a couple of 80+° days followed by heavy rain, so perhaps the shroom got fooled into thinking it was late summer or fall.

Also, one fully open cap ca. 20 cm in diameter had distinctly pink gills, which A. arvensis is not supposed to have.

Gills in attached images are not as pink as they appear – more like light tan, but I suppose that’s a trick of different sources of light. These images were taken using my (Canon Elph) camera’s flash.

Slight almond smell. Does not bruise yellow quickly (5 – 10 minutes) on cap or stem.

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