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Chlorophyllum molybdites

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Green Gill, Green-Spored Parasol
Category:
Poisonous Plants
Comment:

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

Description:
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
Origin:
USA, NC
Distribution:
Throughout NC but more common in the Piedmont and Coastal Plain
Poison Part:
Mushroom
Poison Delivery Mode:
Ingestion
Symptoms:
Occur usually 30 minutes to 2 hours after eating and include vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, stomach cramps, weakness and sweating
Edibility:
NOT EDIBLE!
Severity:
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

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