Quite a variable mushroom, the cap white or sometimes creamy yellow, and remaining in the button stage for quite a long period. The gills are deep pink, finally darkening to brown. The white stem has a single delicate ring. Similar to the Horse Mushroom (Agaricus arvensis), which is somewhat the larger of the two mushrooms.
Widespread and fairly common throughout Britain. Native.
Cap 3-10 cm in diameter
Stem 3-1- cm tall, 1-2 cm in diameter
When to see it
June to October.
Where to see it
A familiar mushroom of pastures, particularly those grazed by cattle. Found clustered, sometimes massed, in grassland of all types.
Agaricales (Gilled mushrooms)
Agaricaceae (Parsols, Mushrooms, etc)