liberty cap shroomery
Psilocybe semilanceata, commonly known in the UK as the Magic Mushroom, and in the USA as Liberty Cap, appears in grassland in autumn.
Psilocybe, the genus name, means ‘smooth head’ – a reference to the silkily mooth, scale less surface of caps of these grassland mushrooms. The specific epithet semilanceata comes from semi- meaning ‘half ‘and -lanceata which means ‘spear-shaped’. Some of these little mushrooms do indeed look like spears, although many have wiggly stems uncharacteristic of spear shafts.
The common name Magic Mushroom is, of course, a reference to the hallucinogenic nature of this grassland species
Psychoactive alkaloid content
This species contains the compound psilocybin.
It is our understanding that it is illegal to possess or to sell psilocybin in the UK.
Liberty caps are the only mushrooms in the Netherlands which contain psilocybin. The substance psilocybin makes you trip. Liberty caps mushroom grow kit in stock