Horse Mushroom

  • veil exhibits cogwheel pattern
  • flesh does not discolor when cut
  • cap smells of almonds or anise
  • grows in grass
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Look-alikes in Alberta

A number of a potentially poisonous white mushrooms are superficially similar but lack the distinctive cog-wheel pattern on the veil. The edible Agaricus silvicola is very similar in appearance. It differs in that the stem is more slender and it grows in forest habitats rather than in grass. It has been known to cause allergic reactions in individual cases.

Related topics: Edible Berries of Alberta - Edible Plants of Alberta
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