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 depositing spores.
They are carniverous and can capture and digest roundworms. When young
it is an excellent edible mushroom provided that
it is eaten soon after being collected. It keeps very badly because of
the autodigestion of its gills and cap.
picking any fungus for consumption,
caution should be exercised at all times.