A tasty find but the mushrooms have a very short shelf life and need to be used soon after finding them.
|Common Names||Wood mushroom|
|Scientific Name||Agaricus silvicola|
|Average Mushroom height (CM)||8|
|Average Cap width (CM)||10|
Agaricus xanthodermus, the Yellow Stainer looks very alike but bruises chrome yellow when handled or cut and smells of Indian ink or Agaricus pilatianus, a rare mushroom, which stains yellow on cutting and smells similar to the Yellow Stainer. Both do not smell edible.
Taste / Smell
Smells strongly of aniseed. Taste mushroomy. Should be cooked before consumption.
These mushrooms spoil very quickly and should be used the same day as picking them.