Fairy Ring Mushroom

  • cap has central hump and pliable flesh
  • gills are well-spaced
  • stem is too tough to break with fingers
  • grows in rings in grassy areas
  • spore deposit is white
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Look-alikes in Alberta

A number of other superficially similar species (including some that are poisonous) lack the central hump on the cap, lack the distinctively tough yet pliant stem and/or do not form fairy rings in grassy areas. The inedible and relatively uncommon Marasmius strictipes differs in that it does not grow in grassy areas, does not form fairy rings, and has a stem that is hollow.

Related topics: Edible Berries of Alberta - Edible Plants of Alberta
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