Horse Mushroom - Agaricus arvensis
It can be recognised by the large, whitish cap up to 15 cm across, usually yellowing on the surface, the well-developed ring with cog-wheel like scales on the underside, the presence of dark spores when mature, and a pleasant aniseed like odour. The flesh usually stains yellow when cut or bruised.
Grassland and other grassy places, fields and parks, on nutrient-rich soil.
Late summer through autumn.
Sometimes grows in groups.
A widespread and fairly common species in Britain.
Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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