Ecology & HabitatSaprotrophic growing singly, or in clusters in Grassy areas or along edges of woodlines
Cap Gray Brown to Yellowy Tan with fine dark colored hairs. Smooth and dry, Margin typically lighter, and hairier (with remnants of cortina / partial veil) Inner flesh is off-white to light tan
GillsNarrowly attached, Crowded, Light to dark brown. Mottled as it ages and spores are released.
StemCenter of cap, Cylindrical Colored off white to light tan, matching flesh color Surface is Finely Hairy to Bald Hollow interior
Partial VeilWhite or light tan fibrous cortina when young Fibrous Ring Zone, turning dark brown to black as it ages.
SporesVery Dark Brown to Black
Lacrymaria Lacrymabunda (Weeping Widow)

This mushroom is a fairly common sight in grassy areas with heavily composted soil. These ones were found in the grass at a horse stable on 9/10/21. The hairs on the cap look similar to honey mushrooms, but honey mushrooms have a white spore print and a more substantial fleshy ring, and will be growing close to or on a tree. Supposedly the ‘weeping’ name comes from its tendency to form spore laden water droplets on the underside of the gills, but I haven’t seen this behavior yet myself.