It grows on the ground near hardwood trees and attaches to the rootlets of its host tree in a symbiotic relationship (mycorrhizal). Up to 8″ tall, with a cap up to 5″ in diameter, it emerges from a sac-like, white volva. The sticky, tawny cap is at first conical, later flat, and has lined margins. It is tan to orange brown. The gills are white and are free from the stalk.
This mushroom was found on Prairie Trail in Fonetenelle Forest in September; it seems to be rare. It fruits in hardwood forests in the summer and fall.
Similar to other grisettes, but this one has a tawny cap.
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