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 Gastrocybe lateritia

Common on lawns around the Great Lakes in early summer during rainy weather.  It produces long white stalks overnight which bend over to touch the grass by morning and then dry up and disappear by noon.   The spores are not discharged which explains the genus name.  Watch out though, there is a very odd Coprinus species (black spores) which mimics it and comes up in the same locations at the same time.

Caps are 1-1.5 cm tall, narrowly conical, slimy, smooth, off-white to tan or yellowish. Gills are free, narrow, gelatinizing quickly and clinging to stalk, ochre-brown. Stalks are up to 12 cm tall by 2 mm wide, smooth, hollow, white, curving markedly and causing caps to stick to grass blades. Spore print is ochre. Widespread around the Great Lakes and probably farther afield.