Agaric, rooted

Xerula furfuracea
A medium size, stalked, gilled mushroom usually found on the ground over buried dead hardwood or occasionally on or near a stump. The dark brown velvety cap is convex to bell-shaped but flattens with age, retaining a central hump. The thick white gills are attached. The stalk is up to 6“ long and the tap root extends at least that far down below ground level. The stalk may be cottony fibrillar and eventually attain a “snakeskin” pattern. Found from spring to fall.