The Blushing Wood Mushroom
An fairly easy to identify Agaric with its blushing stem and flesh.
|Common Names||The Blushing Wood Mushroom, The Scaly Wood Mushroom|
|Scientific Name||Agaricus silvaticus|
|Average Mushroom height (CM)||8|
|Average Cap width (CM)||10|
Spherical when young becoming convex. Pale brown fibre-like lines turning into small scales over a paler background. Any bruising or damage to the cap turns almost immediately to a striking red colour, see photos above.
Agaricus haemorroidarius which grows in deciduous woodland and is also edible. Tricholoma vaccinum has no ring and the gills are more red/brown. It is also edible but poor.
Taste / Smell
Excellent, mushroomy. Should be cooked before consumption.