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Laccaria laccata   (Common Laccaria)
North America, Europe
Cap 1.5-6 cm diameter, stem 5-10 cm tall * 0.6-1 cm thick
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Laccaria laccata, also known as Common Laccaria, is a smallish agaric that is reddish-brown throughout and has distant thickish gills and a fibrous stem. It grows in scattered trooping groups on soil in mixed woods and on heaths.

Cap typically reddish brow, but may be shades of pink-brown. It has a toothed margin and a slight depression in the center. Gills coloured as cap, but becoming powdered white with spores, adnate, thick, broad distant. Stem coloured as the cap, robust and strongly fibrillose, often twisted and laterally compressed. The mushroom has no ring.

Laccaria laccata on the First Nature Web site.
Laccaria laccata on the MushroomExpert.Com Web site.

Many mushrooms are poisonous and some are lethally poisonous. It can be very hard to distinguish between an edible and a poisonous mushroom. We recommend, because of this, that you don't eat wild mushrooms at all, and this site does not contain any information about the edibility or toxicity of the mushrooms listed here.

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