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Habitat: Groups A and B both were growing in well mowed grass/moss in a baseball field. Group C was found on pure moss only.
Gills: Group A's gills are yellowish brown meeting at the apex of the cap. Group B and C's are both grey, with C being slightly darker grey and more flush with the base of the cap.
Stem: Group A: Usually no longer than two inches, extremely thin, not terrible brittle, brownish red, bruising very dark at base in some specimens almost purple/black Group B: Stems between one to three inches, rigid, yet more delicate the largest specimens maybe an eight of an inch thick. Bruises dark brown very dark at base purplish red. Group C: Half inch to two inches, not brittle, brown with whitish "sheen" Bruises very dark brown/purplish black at base
Cap: Group A: Light brown caramel colored conical cap no larger than half an inch in diameter drying out to very light beige visible "ribs". Group B: Brown caramel color dry, from dome shape to flat with edges scrunching in from what looks like drying out. Bruises heavily brown largest about an inch and a half down to an eighth of an inch in diameter.
Spore print color: Group A: Faint, but looks like it's brownish yellow, definitely has room to develop though. Group B: Again, faint but looks like it is a shade of purple/brown. Group C: Heavy Purple.
Bruising: All 3 mushrooms bruise to an extent with Group C bruising the darkest and bluest of them all.
Other information: So now the story:
For as long as I have cared about such things, I have heard about there being LBM's that were supposedly psychedelic inhabiting a local elementry school's field. I have looked in the past, and found some before, never ate them or if I did, not enough, never ID'd them or got serious. So today, I decided to really go up there, and have a go, get whatever there were to be had, seeing as all I could sensibly see growing there were liberty caps, and their season is coming to a close. Like I said, on multiple accounts, I have heard people say that they have either personally, or had friends that tripped out on a substantial handful of these small mushrooms. Today while picking I thought I was picking just one kind, but it came to my attention that I was probably picking three, or at least two. So folks, if I could have your input on this...
One of these is allegedly psychedelic, and I am %95 certain that Group C is Psilocybe montana, or mountain moss psilocybe, which is not active? It is bruising very heavily, and I was just curious to know if anyone has played around with P. montana.
I am most frustrated by now, as I have been an avid hunter for 5 years, and have found not a single wild active mushroom.