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Typically found under deciduous trees or in grassy areas, a variable species -- much of them apparently still under investigation. Mushroom appeared to be drying out, but the season had been quite wet, and it was in an area of muskeg.
Fort McMurray - Northern Alberta, boreal forest. Found in tall grass next to muskeg in a predominantly coniferous forest.
Literature cited: National Audobon Society. 1990. National Audobon Society Pocket Guide: Familiar Mushrooms. Random House Publishing. Toronto