The exhibit of the month for June 2022
Every month, museum visitors choose the exhibit they liked the most. What the visitors stood out for June was a greenish mushroom, Russula virescens! This particular type of mushroom is often found in broadleaf and coniferous forests, from May to October, and stands out because of its olive-yellow cap, with grey-green spots, like striations or scales. It was first recorded in 1774 by the German botanist Jacob Christian Schaeffer. It is edible and indeed one of the tastiest of its kind, with a pleasant fruity taste, while it can even be eaten raw in salads.