Substrate: Hardwood logs and stumps
Spores: June to October
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Edibility: not edible.
Collybia iocephala is violet, with distant gills, has an unpleasant odor, and grows on the ground. Laccaria amethystine, also ground-dwelling, has thick, distant gills. Mycena lilacifolia, also on wood, has slimy, lilac cap fading to light yellow, gills descending stalk, and nonamyloid spores.
Sources: Trudell, Steve and Joe Ammirati. Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest. Portland, Timber Press, Inc. 2009. Lincoff, Gary. National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms. New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1981. Phillips, Roger. Mushrooms and Other Fungi of North America. Buffalo, Firefly Books Ltd. 2010.