Edible Fall Mushrooms

Have you spotted some of these edible fall mushrooms in your area? Yum!
Photo credit: Walt Sturgeon

Agaricus arvensis (horse mushroom)
Armillaria mellea (honey mushroom)
Armillaria solidipes (honey mushroom)
Clitocybe nuda (wood blewit)
Coprinus comatus (shaggy ink cap)
Grifola frondosa (maitake/hen-of-the-woods)

2 thoughts on “Edible Fall Mushrooms

  1. We eat a variety of mushrooms throughout the year but my 9 year old grand daughter presented me her grand father me with one i am not familiar with it looks similar to a portabello they have a brown domed cap with brown gills and a tan short heavy 2 inch stem that has a bulb base. The smell is that of a fresh earthy mushroom smell very pleasant. The caps are from 1 to 3 inches wide they don’t appear to be meadow mushrooms but somewhat similar any ideas what they are or where I could find out.

  2. Hi Tom! While you provide a decent description, it’s not enough to give you an identification. With unknown gilled mushrooms, it’s always wise to start by making a spore print; spore color is very important, and the color of the gills isn’t always an indicator of spore color. The habitat and substrate are also good clues. The new book (2018), Appalachian Mushrooms – a field guide by Walt Sturgeon, is excellent for Ohio mushrooms.

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