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ID please, found them in the yard
    #1963013 - 09/29/03 04:38 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

I found these in the yard in a shady corner, as you can see they popped up from some leaves in the bushes.

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Re: ID please, found them in the yard [Re: wackytron]
    #1963093 - 09/29/03 05:02 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Those look like some sort of Agaricus. Identification to species is difficult for that genus, but we can probably get to at least the subgenus.

Cut one in half vertically and scrape the inside with you knife edge to bruise it. Color changes can take up to an hour to occur, and sometimes they change to one color at first then slowly to another. So watch for a couple minutes then check in an hour. Let us know what colors you get.

Also, let us know what they smell like. Any distinctive odor is usually strongest where the stem joins the cap or at the base of the stem. If you can't detect an odor, try crushing the base of the stem with your fingertips and sniffing a bit more.

No Agaricus species are active, many are edible, many are poisonous. This is the same genus of mushrooms the regular white button mushrooms you get at the grocery store come froml

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Re: ID please, found them in the yard [Re: ToxicMan]
    #1963894 - 09/29/03 09:37 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

yea Agaricus, where are you located?

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