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Agaricus silvicola
forest agaric, sylvan agaric, woodland agaricus, woods agaricus, sylvan mushroom, wood mushroom

Distribution: Broad

Habitat: Forests and woodlands

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Edibility: Edible



Identification Notes:

A. arvensis Schaeffer is a very similar species that is somewhat more robust, has larger spores (7--8.5 x 5--6 vs. 5--6.5 x 3.5--4.5 ┬Ám), and grows in grass. Another woodland-dweller, A. albolutescens, differs from A. silvicola in its more robust stature, stronger odor, and brighter yellow staining. Trying to decide which of these species one has found usually is a hopeless task. All are considered edible, but not for everyone. A. silvicola, or species with similar characteristics, is very widely distributed.

Sources: Trudell, Steve and Joe Ammirati. Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest, Timber Press, Inc. 2009.

Accepted Name:
Agaricus silvicola (Vittad.) Peck

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Agaricus silvicola in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database

CalPhotos: Agaricus silvicola photos

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