St. George’s Mushrooms

It is (or was before midnight), St.George’s Day today.


A couple of days back we found some St.George’s Mushrooms growing on someone’s mown lawn next to the driveway.


They are pretty much white all over, except for a slight browning on top.


The caps are pitted like the moon, the rim curves over the edge to the underbelly.

It’s gills are straight and white, and it’s stalk white with no frills.


They smell mealy.


Growing in April when theres not much else around in the way of fungi, they are easily identified and make a really tasty meal, keeping their texture and flavour when cooked.

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