Shared by Rustycaddy on July 3, 2015

Psilocybe semilanceata, commonly known as the liberty cap, is a psychedelic (or “magic”) mushroom that contains the psychoactive compounds psilocybin and baeocystin. Of the world’s psilocybin mushrooms, it is the most common in nature, and one of the most potent. The mushroom grows in fields, grassy meadows, and similar habitats, particularly in wet, north-facing fields (south-facing for southern hemisphere) that are well-fertilized by sheep and cattle feces. But unlike P. cubensis, the fungus does not grow directly on dung; rather, it is a saprobic species that feeds off decaying grass roots.

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