Psilocybe Semilanceata Magic Mushrooms

Psilocybe semilanceata Magic Mushrooms

Psilocybe semilanceata : Background

Psilocybe Semilanceatas (Liberty Caps) were first document in the UK in 1799, when a family foraging for dinner discovered them in a park. Their trip was reportedly quite intense (must have been tasty though). The role of psilocybin in this documented story was not understood until the 1960’s.

If you want to dive deeper into the Psilocybe semilanceata/Liberty Cap, be sure to read our article on Psilocybe semilanceata identification.

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Psilocybe semilanceata : Habitat

Thrive in wetlands and can be found in dunes, grasslands, clay grounds, and old farms. They grow well in lands that have been enriched with artificial fertilizers and horse manure.

Psilocybe semilanceata : Taxonomy/Naming



Species Name


Sub Species

Common Name

Psilocybe semilanceata

Psilocybe semilanceata : Physical Description


Unlike many other species, Psilocybe Semilanceata caps start out in a cone-like shape and never really change throughout their life.


Psilocybe Semilanceata have gills that attach to the stipe and are moderately dense.

Spore Print




Stems can get quite tall, maxing out at over 5 inches. They are relatively thin and a dirty yellow color.

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