Phylum: Basidiomycota. Class: Agaricomycetes. Order: Agaricales. Family: Agaricaceae
The Button Mushrooms that you find when you are foraging are wild versions of the cultivated Button Mushrooms that you find at your farmer’s market or supermarket. Supermarket mushrooms are cultivated varieties of Agaricus bisporus, it is a mushroom that has had a long association with our kitchens.
Button Mushrooms are found on grass and lawns, especially when the area is well manured. Firm, immature specimens are the best to eat.
There are several similar wild mushrooms around Gawler. You can find out about them on our Agaricus species page.