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Today's mushroom is Calocybe persicolor (Pink Lawn Trich). The mushroom is Inedible. It grows in North America, Europe.
Description: Calocybe persicolor is a small pink-capped mushroom with white gills that can be found in grassy meadows, fields, or on lawns from spring to autumn. It is less frequently found in open grasslands.
Cap convex to umbonate, smooth fleshy and pink coloured. It has a somewhat irregular margin and is covered with whitish dust or bloom. The flesh is white with pink tinge beneath cuticle. Gills are white, crowded, sinuate and notched. Stem pallid similarly colored as the cap. Smooth, fleshy, tapers slightly upwards.
Similar species Calocybe carnea is less dull without the hairy stem base.
Dimensions: Cap 3-5 cm diameter, stem 3-5 cm tall * 0.3-0.8 cm diameter
If you are interested in this mushroom, look it up in our database. You can find more detailed pictures there.