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The Prince/ Summer/ Autumn / Edible Common Name The Prince Botanical Name Agaricus Augustus Meaning of Botanical Name Augustus is refering to the month of August which is when these mushrooms appear. Family Agaricaceae Known Hazards None Known Could be confused with Agaricus Impidicus, which has a strong radishy smell…

Horse Mushroom/ Summer / Autumn / Edible Common Name Horse Mushroom Edible Botanical Name Agaricus Arvensis Meaning of Botanical Name Arvensis means field which is where these mushrooms grow Family Agaricaceae Known Hazards Can accumulate heavy metals such as copper Could be confused with Yellow Stainer, (Agaricus Xanthoderma) this mushroom…

Destroying Angel/ Summer/ Autumn/ Deadly poisonous Common Name Destroying Angel Botanical Name Amanita virosa Meaning of Botanical Name Virosa referring to its strongly sweet sickly unpleasant smell Family Amanitaceae Known Hazards DEADLY, this mushroom contains amotoxin, which in the first 6-12 hours after eating cause severe gastric upsets, those symptoms…

The Blusher / Summer / Autumn / Edible ( when cooked)   Family Amanitaceae Common Name The Blusher Botanical Name Amanita Rubescens Meaning of Botanical Name Rubescens means reddening, which refers to the colour change of the mushroom flesh when it is touched or damaged and is exposed to the…

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