Laccaria ochropurpurea (Berk.) Pk. Cap 5-15 (20)cm across, convex then flattened and often upturned; purplish brown to purplish flesh or ochre, with surface dry and smooth or squamulose. Gills attached, broad, thick; purple, powdered with white spores when mature. Stem 50-150 x 10-20mm, solid, stout, tough and fibrous; colored as cap. Odor not distinctive. Taste not distinctive. Spores globose, spiny, 6-8 x 6-8ì. Deposit white to pale violet. Habitat in open grassy woods under oak and other deciduous trees. Common. Found east of the Great Plains. Season July-November. Edible-good. Comment Easily confused at first sight with some cortinarius species. Check for the white spores to confirm identity.