Agrocybe pediades, also known as Common Fieldcap, is a small agaric with a rounded dull brownish cap on a slender stem. The mushroom grows solitary or grouped on grassy areas, cultivated or disturbed soil, pastures etc.
hemispheric to broadly rounded with a smooth surface that is is sticky when moist. It is first brown to yellowish-brown, fading quickly to light yellowish-brown or lighter. Gills
close, adnate (broadly attached) but soon pulling free from the stem. Pallid at first, becoming strong brown as spores mature. Stem
cylindric, fibrillose, yellowish-white above and yellowish-brown at the base. The mushroom has a partial veil that quickly disappears, leaving traces on the cap's edge.
Similar species include Marasmius oreades
, Agrocybe praecox and Agrocybe putaminum.
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