Agaricus bernardii take a bow…

This beautiful and very tasty mushroom had me a bit confused for a while. I am nothing near an expert – nor even a particularly knowledgeable amateur. But there are a fair few fungi that I confidently identify and eat.

This one I picked on the cliffs at the beach. “It’s an Agaric” I said. “Not a Yellow Stainer”. (No yellowing)

When I cut into it and it immediately turned quite a bright red I was a bit thrown. Oops. Maybe that’s not going to be eaten tonight.  I turned straight to Roger Phillips and a vague memory of reading about such mushrooms….Agaricus bernardii. Coastal, salt air, reddening on cutting….and very good eating!


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