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Laccaria amethystina
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Laccaria amethystina

 

Common Name: Purple Laccaria

Synonyms:

Substrate: Ground

Location: Hardwood Forests

Spore Color: White

Gill Color: Purplish

Comments: 

Smaller terrestrial mushroom that can be somewhat easily identified by its white spores and purple color. When fresh, the entire mushroom can be quite a vibrant purple. Said to be a good edible.

Lookalikes: 

Other Laccaria species. Some species of Cortinarius. 

Photos:

Laccaria amethystina

Laccaria amethystina

5/28/10 - Yellowood State Forest - Brown County, IN