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Myco_Mandy

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Identification help
« on: November 15, 2012, 04:07:29 PM »

Found these yesterday in Western WA (south King County), USA. They are fairly small; stipes are hollow, didn't observe any color change after bruising. They were growing on a riverside, in fairly tall grass, with the occasional Douglas Fir and Western Hemlock, presumably a former pasture. They were growing in clusters of about a dozen mushrooms of various sizes, though not attached to each other.

Any ideas what these could be?

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MycoMandy
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darksyde

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Re: Identification help
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2012, 08:12:54 PM »

At first glance with my untrained eye for this species, they look like P. Azurescens. 
They are known to grow quite abundantly in your neck of the woods this time of year.
Regretfully I cannot be certain, and a lot of the old timers that used to frequent this forum and could probably say for sure, are no longer gracing us with their presence..

Our forum creator/moderator has a lot of knowledge with the species though, so with any luck he will be logging in here any time to clear out all the spammers, and hopefully he can chime in with a more definitive answer.  You've done all you can do for now, so I would advise drying them out in front of a fan.  Please never attempt to eat any wild shroom without knowing exactly what you have, but if he can confirm they are indeed Azures, and you enjoy a little mind expansion, that species is about as good as it gets    :mellow:
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Re: Identification help
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2012, 04:44:33 PM »

Managed to log on to the shroomery and got them identified as Psathyrella spp. Not active and inedible... oh well.
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