This is a saprotrophic fungi that is often found in wood chips, suffice to say this is found in human landscaped areas. Mushroom expert .com says it can be found in forested areas “acting like it belongs there.” This particular specimen was found growing in an adorable clump outside of a Mcdonalds, it was an older specimen, based on the color of the fruiting bodies. Young specimens are lighter colored.
Collector: Anna Stouffer-Hopkins
Genus_species: Leucoagaricus americanus
Authority: (Peck) Vellinga 2000
Holt, Michigan USA
Elevation: 267 m
Habitat: Wood chips in a landscaped area
Substrate: Coming out of the ground/wood chips
Macro-Description: Brown, grown in a cluster, un attached gilled with
a stipe ring/veil, cap has wart like rings on the top
Micro-description: spores thick walled circular alone or clumped together. Two pronged basidios.
Rationale for ID: Keyed to species, morphology matches; detached gills, color and texture of the cap and the shape of the spores