Many members of this genus are fragile. This mushroom is an exception. Like others in the genus, it has attached gills (which are often edged with droplets of moisture) and a hollow stipe. Its spore-print is purple-brown. Remnants of the cob-webby partial veil can be seen on the cap margin and the upper stipe. This mushroom grows in gravel, along paths and in lawns. It can be found from June through September.