Cap: .7-1.2 (2-5) cm broad. Hemispherical to convex, expanding
to broadly convex with age, sometimes conic. Margin translucent-striate
when moist. Yellow-umber to cinnamon or reddish-cinnamon.
Gills: adnexed, close and broad. Dull rusty brown with a white
fringe along the margin.
Stem: 20-40 mm long x 1-1.4 thick.
Spores: 6.5-7.5 (.5) x 4.5-5µ.
Sporeprint: Rusty brown.
Habitat: Scattered in grassy areas and fields.
Distribution: Oregon, Washington and British Columbia, Canada.
Season: Spring, Summer and fall.
Comment: This species grows in sphagnum moss only during the early
spring rains along streams and riverbanks in grassy areas. I found this
species only four times during the past 35 years. It has a watery white stem
with an enlarged base which immediately stains blue when lifted from the earth and moss.
Dosage: 40-50 small specimens, 1/3 of a fresh ounce and/or 1 dried gram. This species grows only to three inches in height.