* Cap tawny, broadly conical
to flat, smooth or roughened, with a dark ring around the margin, 1 1/4-2".
* Gills brown to blackish, mottled,
attached, spore print blackish.
* Stalk reddish-brown, covered with whitish hairs.
* Height: 1 5/8-4".
* Season: June - July.
* Habitat: On dung or manured soil, sometimes in gardens and lawns, scattered
* Range: Throughout North America.
* The girdled panaeolus is hallucinogenic; but STAY AWAY from it and
other mushrooms, unless you are a professional mycologist! Many mushrooms
are edible, but they are often nearly identical to poisonous species.
Even mushroom experts have died from picking the wrong mushroom...so
enjoy their friendly appearance on the lawn and let them be.