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What kind of Mushrooms are these? I found them growing in my yard near Houston, Texas (UDSA Zone 9a).

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    Looks like some kind of funnelcap - possibly related to Lepista flaccida? – Alpar Sep 8 '14 at 7:01
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    Do these smell of anything, bruise, or leak fluid when damaged? Is there much stem to speak of and if yes does it have a ring like structure anywhere? This information would help with identification – Alpar Sep 12 '14 at 20:28
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I think @Alpar is on to something, and I'll guess his suggestion of Lepista flaccida is correct, as it is widespread throughout Europe and North America, and both the color and form are variable, to the point where people have tried to distinguish individual spores.

Many people have difficulty identifying the Tawny Funnel, and this is hardly surprising because in both shape and colour it is very variable. Many authors have tried to separate it into a number of distinct taxa, either at species or variety level.

Lepista flaccida is edible, although of poor flavor.

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