Habitat: woodlands and dune slacks
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Edibility: Not edible
Cap: 2.5-6.5 cm wide, obtuse or soon obtusely campanulate, becoming expanded or umbonate with a spreading margin; surface dry, radially appressed-fibrillose with the fibrils sometimes becoming arranged in patches forming appressed scales, caps of young specimens often with a fine whitish reticulum of fibrils; pale gray overall or pale gray with a bluish cast along the margin, sometimes becoming tinted yellowish or pinkish; margin incurved and cottony at first and long remaining incurved, often rimose when mature. Flesh: thick under the disc but abruptly thinner toward the margin, fragile; watery drab gray when moist, whitish when dry; odor and taste farinaceous. Gills: sinuate or occasionally adnate or adnexed, close; pale grayish to nearly white, often staining yellowish; edges even; lamellulae numerous. Stalk: 4-7 cm long, 3-10 mm thick, nearly equal or slightly clavate, rounded or abruptly tapered at the base, solid; surface silky at the apex and more or less glabrous at the base, with a persistent, flaring, cottony-membranous ring and appressed white fibrils or belts for some distance below the ring; whitish overall or sometimes with a pale bluish gray cast near the apex.
Sources: Roberts, Peter and Evans, Shelley. The Book of Fungi. Chicago, The University of Chicago Press, 2011. Bessette, Alan E., Arleen R. Bessette, William C. Roody, and Steven A. Trudell. Trichoolomas of North America. Austin, University of Texan Press, 2013.