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mezei szegfügomba (today's sample record)

Language: Hungarian

Description: Fairy ring mushroom. The fairy ring mushroom is a small, dainty fungus of the marasme family, with white flesh and a pleasing taste. These dry well and have good flavour but must be cooked first. The stems are not of good texture for eating and should be discarded. Other poisonous mushrooms grow in a similar way in a similar habitat, so watch out, when looking for this mushroom, which is common in short grasses from spring to autumn (US: fall). (If gathering mushrooms you must be absolutely certain what you have before you eat them as many are very poisonous.)

mezei szegfügomba
Fairy ring mushrooms in HMSO Bulletin No 23 of 1945, illustrated by Miss EM Wakefield

Latin: Marasmius oreades (Bolt.: Fr.) Fries
Ethnicity: Hungarian
Most frequent country: Hungary

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