Looks like agaricus arvensis or it’s kissing cousin, agaricus campestris. But those should be larger. The bad kissing cousin in that family is Agaricus xanthodermus, the yellow stainer.
For starters the must have brown spores and light purple to brown gills, if those are white you are in deadly amanita territory. The edible of the agaricus should smell like almonds or anise, and not stain yellow in a hurry when cut (that would be the yellow stainer, no almond/anise smell either).
This guy became mushroom sauce a few weeks back:
The gills are not white but notice how I pulled the whole thing out of the ground to make sure it wasn’t coming out of an egg sack, amanita-style
Found a patch of shaggy parasols (chlorophyllum rachodes) today on the property while clearing out some dead wood. I have no idea where they found the moisture to come up, we’ve gotten like an inch of rain in the last two months and nothing at all in September.
These cause gastric upset in some people which is a shame because they’re delicious. Super meaty, nutty and mushroomy.
Found outside my timeshare two weeks ago. Looked like Boletus edulis to me.
The color of the stalk is all wrong for B. edulis, and they typically grow in a forest. Also, was there any reticulation on the stalk?
Chicken of the woods picked on Sept 6 in southern Michigan. This was on the side of a cherry tree (wild forest/timber tree). It is next to a large oak tree that grows a large chicken almost every year. They say there are two varieties, one that grows large clusters from the ground near trees, and another that grows like shelf mushrooms from the side of trees. Both of these exist within 10 feet of each other in my yard.
I think that it is a royal bolete (Butyriboletus regius)…although I’ve never seen one in person.
It is extremely rare in Europe and in my country it is a protected species.
I love the “secret forest place”
Within the past couple weeks, I’ve picked wild Dryad’s Saddle and Wine Cap in the neighborhood. Today I picked Chicken of the Woods. I’m not a huge fan but I’m gonna try eating it again. I couldn’t help myself – it was just too stunning to resist.
I was planning to hunt a bunch of spots for hen of the woods (maitake), but one stump was all it took. About 20 lbs.
Is this parasol, specifically shaggy parasol? It’s a beautiful mushroom but I have no plan to eat it.
It looks like one of the Shaggy Parasol species; but, to be sure, you should find pink/red staining when you cut through the stem near the base. Also, the spore should be white.
I’m in the wrong area of Michigan…lol
You’re not that far, I used to launch my boat near you to fish St. Clair.
Looks like a Lepiota group species, but I don’t think it’s any of the three shaggy parasols (Chlorophyllum rachodes, brunneum, or olivieri). The scales on the cap are too delicate and not the right color, and the stem is scaly too (shaggy parasols have a smooth stem). In fact it’s more similar to the “classic” parasol mushroom, Macrolepiota procera, but the scales on the cap don’t seem dark enough for that either. Overall I’d classify it under “do not eat”.
Thanks! It’s a big and beautiful mushroom. I now understand why people eat its poisonous lookalike.
Pictures of another similar mushroom. I think they are indeed parasols, truly magnificent mushrooms.
Those do look like parasols, seeing how big it is with the super long stem and darker scales on top. You’d need to check the spore print to make sure it isn’t green though.
Any idea what kind of bolete is this? I just saw a big patch popped up under my eastern pine trees. It seems that this bolete grows close to pine roots.