Agaricus augustus?

Asked July 14, 2020, 4:27 PM EDT

I have some lovely fungi in my backyard in Springfield, that arose from some excellent, rich compost. I do not know how to identify mushrooms, but based on photos, internet descriptions, and fragrance, I may have the delectable Agaricus Augustus. Do you have an expert who could identify/confirm? I can bring a sample into OSHU extension, Eugene. Thanks!

Lane County Oregon

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Thank you for reaching out. OSU Extension does not identify mushrooms, both because we're not trained in mycology and because of liability issues (when people eat them and then die!) You might find some assistance through the Oregon Mycological Society.