Almond mushroom

Agaricus subrufescens
A small to medium size mushroom with a 3” cap , rounded with a downturned margin. The cap is off white with darker scales and the cap center is somewhat depressed. The free gills are shallow and close together, white at first then turning dark purple to black. The short, 2” stalk is stout and fibrillose below the partial veil ring. The stalk base may be enlarged. When intact the partial veil displays elevated white patches. Later there is a well defined upper stalk ring and remnants of the veil along the cap edge. The specimens shown here were found under a conifer in late summer