Meadow Mushroom

  • young gills are bright, bubble-gum pink
  • skin does not turn yellow when rubbed
  • stem base is not bulbous
  • spore deposit is chocolate brown
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Look-alikes in Alberta

Many inedible or poisonous white mushrooms are superficially similar, but lack the bright pink gills when young. The edible but not-recommended Agaricus semotus has pinkish gills but differs in that it is smaller (2-7 cm broad) and the cap discolors to yellow when bruised. It causes gastrointestinal distress in some individuals.

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