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Cortinarius uliginosus | by ressaure
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Cortinarius uliginosus

shown here on a mossy substrate which is a coincidence - it simply prefers wet, swampy areas near willows (Salix spp.), where it often grows in large groups. It's a variable species but can be easily recognized by its thin flesh, its reddish-brown, broadly umbonate cap, yellowish gills in immature specimens, and shaggy reddish fibrils (velum remnants) on its stipe.

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Taken on August 17, 2010