It would not be highly esteemed where other and better species can be had, but it is generally preferred to agaricus melleus, Fr.
The agaricus gambosus is one that a person cannot well make any mistake about.
Since the plant occurs in the same situations as the agaricus campestris it might be mistaken for it, especially for white forms.
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This is the agaricus muscarius, or Fly Agaric, which is sometimes used as a fly poison.
The common mushroom agaricus campestris belongs to this group.
This little alga resembles a mushroom of the agaricus variety or gilled species, and so is easily identified.
He carefully observed the habits of one, which lived under the covering of a mushroom, the Oak agaric (agaricus quercinus).
It must not be confounded with a very similar species (agaricus euosmus, B.), with rosy spores, which is unpleasant.
The fruiting surface is either in the form of gills like agaricus, or it is honey-combed, or spinous, or entirely smooth.