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Parasol (Macrolepiota procera)
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Parasol (Macrolepiota procera)

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Found throughout UK from July - November. Found in meadows and at woodland edges. Caps can have a diameter of up to 30cms. They are rounded in shape when young and grow flatter as they mature. Underneath the gills are of a creamy white.

IMPORTANT: This mushroom can be eaten if cooked but it is poisonous if eaten raw. It can also be confused with other poisonous mushrooms. To test for a positive id, is to move the ring, underneath the cap, up and down the stem. If it moves freely it's a parasol. It it's attached to the stem, it's another variety which could be poisonous.

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