The inedible and less common Laccaria montana
, Laccaria pumila
and Laccaria tortilis
differ in that they are smaller (under 35 mm broad) and prefer high elevations. The edible and similar-looking Laccaria proxima
and Laccaria nobilis
differ in that the cap is larger (up to 8 cm broad) and slightly scalier. The edible Laccaria bicolor
differs in that the gills are faintly purplish.