albarclay's picture

Little Brown Mushroom

Observed: 13th June 2012 By: albarclay

These cropped up in abundance on the lawn. Dark spore and gills. I have NO INTENTION of eating the things. I am just curious as I am trying to learn to identify toadstools and mushrooms, and can't place these ones.


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Amadan's picture

What substrate?

You've shown the gills, which is good, but what was it growing on?
I think it might be a Panaeolus species, but I'm not confident enough to suggest it formally.

albarclay's picture

It was on grass, in

It was on grass, in abundance, about two days after cutting. Still there. Spore appears to be dark.

Amadan's picture

I think Flaxton is right -

I've agreed with that identification.

albarclay's picture


How very tidy. Thank you flaxton, I think you are right, especially since they came up just after the grass was cut, in keeping with the Latin name.