When: 2015-05-24

Collection location: Vancouver, Clark Co., Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)

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Mixed group of species or mixed phenotypes/stages of developement of one species??
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2015-05-26 23:06:50 PDT (-0700)

I’ve been looking at very similar collections here in Utah recently. In ordinary years, lawn mushrooms are rare here, but it has rained almost every day of May this year, and now almost every square-foot of grass is fruiting with little brown mushrooms. They really appear to vary quite a bit.

I can’t tell if your collection here represents more than one species or just a variety of forms of one species. Without evidence supporting the different species hypothesis, I’m inclined to think these are all instances of the common brown-spored cosmopolitan lawn mowers mushroom.