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Stropharia aeruginosa       Blue-Green Stropharia

Caps are 2-5 cm across, slippery when wet, convex becoming plane and knobbed, bright blue-green to dull blue-green, fading to yellowish, sometimes with white scales at the margin.  Gills are attached, close, and whitish to smoky, ageing purple-brown.  Stalksare  up to 7 cm tall by 9 mm wide, viscid, scaly, whitish to blue-green, and  hollow.   Ring is persistent and narrow. Spore prints are  purple-brown. This distinctive Stropharia is widespread but not common. It fruits on the ground in woods. Not edible.