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question about liberty caps
    #329877 - 05/30/01 06:27 PM (16 years, 5 months ago)

is there any look a like liberty caps ones that r bad for a person? also do liberty caps turn blue to the touch? please help in a forest around northwest ohio i have found a patch and they sure do look a lot like liberty caps

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Re: question about liberty caps [Re: NITRIC]
    #330154 - 05/30/01 11:31 PM (16 years, 5 months ago)

Ps. semilanceata (the true "Liberty Caps") do NOT grow in forest habitats, but rather cow pastures, and I do not believe they have been documented in Ohio.

If you have found something which "looks like" a Liberty Cap in that habitat and locale, AND it stains blue, then it may be something in the Psilocybe pelliculosa/ silvatica species complex--or perhaps a bluing Pluteus species--and may be weakly psychoactive. If it has that general shape & doesn't stain blue, it could be any number of things (Mycena, Collybia, Galerina, Conocybe, Psathryella, Inocybe, Naematoloma, etc.), none of which are worth eating and some of which might be poisonous.

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