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lépiote pudique

white dapperling

White daperling, smooth lepiota, or  smooth Parasol

Leucoagaricus leucothites. Also known as the colombette, the lépiote pudique grows in meadows and on lawns in France in the autumn.

It’s okay but not the tastiest fungus among us, and easy to confuse with highly poisonous amanites blanches mortelles, so unless you are very sure of what you’ve picked, it’s not worth the bother.

Mushrooms

Text © Dana Facaros

Image by Jean-Pol GRANDMONT