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Marasmius oreades 

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*** Warning ***

I wrestled with the option of whether or not to try to identify and place names to my fungus images.  The study of fungi is done by specialists known as a "mycologists" who have many years of education and specialize in identification.  There are many techniques used to identify a mushroom and it simply cannot be done by visual inspection alone.  Incorrectly identifying a mushroom can have deadly consequences if eaten.

While I have tried to link images with fungus names, I am but a lay person and have used books and images to try to look up, categorize and name the species.  My identification should in no way be relied upon and may be completely inaccurate!

There are many toxic mushroom "look-alikes"  that resemble edible ones.  You should UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES  rely up on any of these images to identify edible, toxic or medicinal organisms/plants.  Some mushrooms and fungi are DEADLY  poisonous and their effects do not show up until it is too late to save yourself.  YOU alone are responsible for properly identifying any mushrooms that you may be interested in.  I have attached names to images which I merely THINK resemble the species.

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Marasmius oreades 
[Fairy Ring Fungus]

I suspect this fungi to be Marasmius oreades which is also known as “Fairy Ring Fungus”, so named since it often fruits in rings on lawns and grassy locations.  Caps are typically 2-5 cm wide.  They are bell-shaped, convex to flat, sometimes having a central bump.  Caps are smooth, dry and a beige or light-brown colour. Sometimes, as in this example, the cap has an inrolled margin at first. The gills are almost free from the cap and a white or beige colour.  Stalks may be up to 2-8 cm in height and about1.5-5 mm wide and the same colour, or paler than the cap.  This species of fungus fruits in grass.

Note:  There are many look-alikes of this fungus.

 

Marasmius oreades Fairy Ring Fungus white beige small mushroom in grass

M. oreades - 1
[Photographed in Northern Ontario in July]

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Fairy Ring Fungus white beige small mushroom in grass

M. oreades - 2
[Photographed in Northern Ontario in July]

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Two beige white light brown cap mushrooms in grass small

M. oreades - 3
[Photographed in Northern Ontario in July]

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Fairy ring pale mushrooms in grass.

M. oreades - 4
[Photographed in Northern Ontario in July]

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one beige tan light brown Fairy Ring mushroom in grass

M. oreades - 5
[Photographed in Northern Ontario in July]

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Marasmius oreades  Fungus white beige small mushroom in gras

M. oreades - 6
[Photographed in Northern Ontario in July]

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Marasmius oreades Fairy beige small mushroom in grass

M. oreades - 7
[Photographed in Northern Ontario in July]

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Marasmius oreades hand holding mushroom

M. oreades - 8
[Photographed in Northern Ontario in July]

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Marasmius oreades Fairy Ring Fungus hand holding mushroom

M. oreades - 9
[Photographed in Northern Ontario in July]

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Marasmius oreades Fairy Ring Fungus mushroom cap in hand

M. oreades - 10
[Photographed in Northern Ontario in July]

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Mushroom gills ofMarasmius oreades Fairy RingFungus

M. oreades - 11
[Photographed in Northern Ontario in July]

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