The Asheville Mushroom Club is a diverse group of people whose common interest is to learn about fungi. Anyone with an interest in mushrooms is encouraged to join!

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Monthly Meetings

Monthly meetings are open to the public and feature a guest speaker and recent area finds.

Time & Date

7:00 PM on the last Thursday of the month, March through November.


The US Forest Service building.
It is located at 160 Zillicoa Street, Asheville, NC 28801.

2019 Schedule

Monthly meetings are done for the year, they will resume in March of 2019. We will post updated speaker information once next year's speakers are lined up. Have a wonder winter!


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Stropharia rugosoannulata

Stropharia rugosoannulata, the Wine-cap or King Stropharia, is often cultivated but also grows wild in disturbed soils or wood chips. The dry, wine- colored cap soon fades toward tan. Gills are whitish in youth but darken to the spore color: purple-black. A thick, radially grooved and split partial veil rings the sturdy white stalk. When young, this species is a choice edible with a flavor resembling asparagus. Take care not to confuse it with other dark-spored species; some of them are poisonous.

Thanks to Mike Hopping for the photo and description.

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