Chlorophyllum molybdites (G. Mey.) Massee (1898)

Said to be somewhat toxic, this gorgeous lawn dweller can easily be mistaken for the considerably more edible Chlorophyllum brunneum until it reached maturity when the spore deposit is unmistakably green. In California this species tends to prefer very hot areas like Southern Calfiornia and the Central Valley.

Photo: Terry Caudle