National Geographic : 1920 May
400 THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE ix Photographs by A. G. and B. Leeper THE COMMON MEADOW MUSHROOM (Agaricus campcstcr). EDIBLE Brownish, scaly variety above; white, smooth variety below. Before the war America imported annually millions of pounds of this delicacy from France, and our own producers and bountiful Nature have assisted materially in meeting the ever-increasing demand. Do not attempt to gather this or any other mushroom for eating purposes unless you have a competent authority with you (see Color Plate I and text, page 401). When picked they will fruit again as a continuous crop when cultivated in special mushroom cellars, and out-of doors as long as the weather is propitious.