Mowers Mushroom

Hazard Information

Route:  Ingestion     Plant Part: All

Scale: Low

Nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, panic and confusion. Effects similar to LSD, undesired effects can occur after eating the fungi after eating or consuming.



Common Name(s)

Mowers Mushroom

Latin Name

Panaeolina foenisecii


Fungi. The cap is a dull reddish brown, bell shaped and 1 -2 cm (1/3 - 3/4 ins.) across. The gills are mottled brown on a delicate slender stalk about 6cm (2 1/2 ins.) high.


These fungi are often grown quite deliberately as the effects after eating are similar to LSD, the drug which can have pleasant effects of well being and relaxation, also undesired effects can occur after eating the fungi or drinking the liquid after cooking. 

NOTE All orange and reddish brown fungi should be avoided unless positively identified as edible. 


Nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, dizziness, panic and confusion, delirium and hallucinations.  

Growing Season

Summer to Autumn.


Grassland, lawns and roadsides.