Over 230mm of rainfall in the past week has brought many changes to the country side . Huge mushrooms and other fungi are bursting out of the warm soil . Mixed with the edible mushrooms in our paddocks are ‘fairies rings’ of these white gilled toadstools . These fungi are considered to be TOXIC and should not be eaten.
Chlorophyllum hortense is from the family Agaricaceae. It is a big, fleshy fungus and occurs commonly in man-made habitats – in compost-enriched garden soil and lawns, and grazing pastures. They are common and have a wide distribution range.