Common: Liberty Cap, Magic Mushroom
Latin: Psilocybe semilanceata
Notes: Contains the psycho-active compounds psilocybin, psilocin. Since 2005 it is illegal to pick, or be in possesion of, this species.
Cap: size 0.8-1.5cm; colour beige; shape conical, not opening with age; margin inrolled. The cap is covered with an easily removed gelatinous membrane.
Gills: pale brown when young darkening with age; adnate.
Stem: length 3-8cm; width 0.1-0.3cm; colour cream.
Spores: dark purple/brown.
Flesh: colour cream.
Habitat: found in pasture,heath growing small groups.
Frequency: very common.