Shaggy Parasols at Emsworthy Mire
There are Parasol mushrooms in the fields at Emsworthy Mire. They are huge, but not as huge as the dinner-plate sized Macrolepiota procera, the Parasol mushroom. They also have fuzzy caps.
I suspect they might be Shaggy Parasols, Chlorophyllum rhacodes.
This photo shows how they get the darker patches on their caps as the cap expands quickly:
They look so much like huge nipples to me.
I love the droplets glinting on their caps in this low sunshine.
I take two healthy specimens home
They cause gastric upsets in 1 in 25 people.
I hope I’ll still be a healthy specimen after this.
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