A large, often massive mushroom found in soil among grass from early Summer until early Autumn.
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In pastures, meadows.
Cream or with a slight ochre tint, that splits to reveal woolly or scaly patches.
White, firm and thick and no change in colour on cutting or bruising. There is a strong smell of aniseed in young and mature specimens.
Pale, free, crowded, becoming a fawn colour and finally chocolate-brown or blackish at maturity.
White and sometimes pinkish towards the base on cutting, fusiform, with a thick but fragile ring, smooth above the ring, floccular below it.