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I found a purple mushroom that looked like this on a nature walk in South Carolina, USA today. This is not my picture, but one that looks exactly like the mushroom I saw. I have searched the internet, but I could not identify it. Does anyone know what this could be?

Purple Mushroom

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    $\begingroup$ This Q is too broad: Mushroom identification is very difficult, even with an original picture. The picture you provided is from a relatively rare mushroom. There are much more commen purple mushrooms, like Laccaria amethystina for example. $\endgroup$ – RHA Nov 15 '18 at 21:41
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The image you used is from a Reddit Thread, where the mushroom is identified to be Cortinarius violaceous. More information on Cortinarius violaceous can be found here.

Although it could be a different mushroom, as the picture you provided is not a picture of the specific mushroom you saw.

Another picture of Cortinarius violaceous Source: velutipes.com

All credit goes to Reddit user tubergibbosum for the identification.

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