Common Name: Purple-gilled Laccaria
Location: Hardwood or Conifer Woods
Spore Color: White
Gill Color: Purple
This mushroom can grow to be pretty large, and generally looks uninteresting until you flip it over and look at the gills. They are often a fairly vibrant purple.
Said to be an ok edible.
Some species of Cortinarius can look similar, but they will have a cobwebby material over the gills when they are young. Cortinarius species also have a rusty brown spore print.
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