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"Poisonous" does not mean deadly. Some manifestations of toxicity are subtle. The dose, as always, determines if a plant is safe source of nutrients or a toxic hazard.

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BRIEF: Is this mushroom poisonous?

We found a mushroom growing by one of our oak trees and it is a lavender color under the cap and on the gills. We wanted to know if it is poisonous or not and what caused the purple color.


I can't identify tour fungus from here by that description. It is better that you get a local expert to help you get a valid classification for it with the real thing in their hands.