How To Tell If A Mushroom Is Poisonous
Types Of Harmful Mushrooms
All the edible mushrooms of the Agaric family have pink, brown or black gills, a white cap and usually a stout stem with a skirt. Some poisonous mushrooms in this family look very similar. Once you are sure that it is an Agaric, smell it. Edible ones have a pleasant smell of mushroom, some with hints of aniseed or almond. The poisonous mushrooms smell unpleasant like chemicals, often like Indian ink or iodine.