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[ Fruiting Body ]
Vascellum pratense top view Vascellum pratense side view
White to tan turning to yellow then pale brown as it ages. Skin covered by tiny granular spines. Fruiting body turban-shaped, usually flat topped to 2.5 - 5 cm high and 2 - 4 cm wide.
Vascellum pratense bottom view Vascellum pratense habit view
Fertile tissue separated from the base by a thin tissue. Spore tissue turns from a firm white mass to a powdery brown texture as it matures. Grows in soil or grassy areas

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Photographed October 3, 2004 in grass on the slope leading up from Lost Lagoon to the Tatlow Trailhead


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