These showed up along the running trails in late Sept after a very rainy, humid month.
They grow near oak and pine trees and appear in late summer to autumn
The caps can reach 5″ in diameter
Native to Asia, found in North America between Quebec to Hildago, Mexico and throughout eastern US
aka American caesar mushroom
* this should not be confused with the edible ‘Caesar’s Mushroom’ which does not grow wild here. Many similar appearing mushrooms in the Amanita family, the destroying angels, are highly toxic, similar in appearance and some grow wild here.