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(Also known as Leucocoprinus birnbaumii, and Leucocoprinus luteus)
Common name: Yellow parasol, Flower pot parasol
Spore Print: White
Habitat: Common in flowerpots!
Edibility: Poisonous to some people.
Comments: This is one of the first mushrooms that I identified to species when I was initially interested in the hobby of mycology. The reason is because I had a plant that would produce a flush of these mushrooms about once a year! It was a corn plant (Dracaena fragrans) which seems to be a common houseplant associated with this mushroom. Every year or so I have someone send me an e-mail wondering what this strange yellow mushroom is doing in their house plant. This is a very common mushroom and very easy to identify, unfortunately it's not edible!
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