roads and waste areas.
1 - 2.5 cms diameter.
Mostly white with shaggy scales.
10 - 40 mm high.
June - November.
This mushroom is unusual because it will turn black and
dissolve itself in a matter of hours after being picked or
They are carniverous and can capture and digest roundworms.
When young it is an excellent edible mushroom provided that
is eaten soon after being collected. It keeps very badly because
of the autodigestion of its gills and cap.