Last Updated - 2.24.2015
Edible Wild Mushrooms Commonly Found In Pennsylvania And Personally Eaten Regularly
Formerly Aborted entoloma
Bear's Head Tooth
Brick Caps / Brick Tops
Chicken of the Woods
Corrugated Cap Milky
Hedgehog Mushroom Big
Hen of the Woods
Horn of Plenty
Xanthoconium separans / Boletus separans
Lingzhi / Reishi
Ganoderma lucidum & G. tsugae
Lion's Mane / Old Man's Beard
Meadow Mushrooms / Pinkies
Quilted Green Russula
Trametes versicolor / Coriolus versicolor / Polyporus versicolor
RARE FINDS and/or QUESTIONABLE
The Prince ? or Almond Mushroom ?
Agaricus augustus or A. subrufescens
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Commonly called the Horse Mushroom. A very common wild edible Pennsylvania mushroom.
You will find these in groups in lawn areas - usually in someone else's yard, and usually the person that has these growing in their yard has no idea whether they are any good or not. They are just run over with the lawn mower with no remorse associated with that act.
Huge and excellent eating.
Note the gill color. Usually described as pallid while young in mushroom guides, pallid being synonymous with the color of the palm's skin.
Spore color is chocolate brown and if there is a group there is usually one cap growing over another where you can find some spores deposited to see the color - like in the photo below.
Just do not gather these in lawn areas where chemicals may have been applied. Mushrooms concentrate any impurities in the soil so if you get them from your local golf course or neighbors yard ( unless it's a yard like mine where no chemicals are ever used ) you will probably be getting some '.cides' amongst your little delectables.
Agaricus Arvensis - Horse Mushroom
Weather conditions: a few days of damp Spring weather.
These Horse mushroom caps can get to be 10 to 12 inches wide under the right conditions.