- Common Name(s):
- Green Gill, Green-Spored Parasol
- Poisonous Plants
Fruiting bodies may attain 12 in. in diameter and 6 in. in height; frequently mistaken in its immature stage for the meadow mushroom, which grows in a similar habitat; if a spore print is made there would be no confusion; the only large mushroom with a green spore print
- Cap initially smooth, dry, breaking up into light brown patches or scales on a white background; gills white at first, becoming greenish-gray, not attached to the stalk, close; stalk smooth, white or a whitish-brown; annulus large, persistent, becoming double-edged, white on the top and brown beneath, moveable, but located near the top of the stalk; spore print green
- USA, NC
- Throughout NC but more common in the Piedmont and Coastal Plain
- Poison Part:
- Poison Delivery Mode:
- Occur usually 30 minutes to 2 hours after eating and include vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, stomach cramps, weakness and sweating
- NOT EDIBLE!
- HIGHLY TOXIC, MAY BE FATAL IF EATEN!
- Found in:
- Forest or natural area, landscape. In small or large groups or fairy rings in lawns or other grassy areas
NCCES plant id: 1002