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When: 2021-08-09

Collection location: Rock Creek Park, Washington DC, USA [Click for map]

Who: Annie (wearethechampignons)

Specimen available

Environment: sandy soil, on rocky bank of a large creek in Rock Creek Park, DC.
Cap: Red/magenta, dry
Cap flesh: pale, not staining, firm in younger mushrooms, soft and pillowy in older
Pores: seem to start yellow, become red, then open up to yellow inside creating orange color. Staining dark blue and fading to brown.
Stem: high yellow with red reticulation at the apex, becoming red/magenta below, staining blue to brown with handling. Red/magenta larval tunnels.
Basal mycelium: white
Odor: pleasant, earthy, buttery
Flavor: mild


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