Conservation Status: Not of concern
Spathularia flavida is a representative of the ascomycete fungi commonly called earth-tongues; the genus name is derived from the Latin word for broad-sword. The stipe is whitish to yellow or yellow-brown, and usually has whitish to yellow fuzz at the base. The fertile head usually is some shade of creamy yellow. S. velutipes differs by its darker brown hairy stipe with orangeish fuzz at the base, browner fertile head, and distribution primarily in eastern North America.