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Amethyst Deceiver

Laccaria amethystina


Laccaria amethystina, commonly known as the Amethyst Deceiver is a small brightly colored, edible mushroom, that grows in deciduous as well as coniferous forests. Because its bright amethyst coloration fades with age and weathering, it becomes difficult to identify, hence the common name ‘Deceiver’


Coastal, mixed conifer forest

1 species ID suggestions

Amethyst Deceiver
Laccaria amethystina

1 Comment

Michelle Parish
Michelle Parish 6 years ago

Thank you, Edward!

Waldport, Oregon, USA

Lat: 44.43, Long: -124.07

Spotted on Nov 20, 2011
Submitted on Nov 20, 2011

Spotted for mission

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