Lacy Ladies


A peeled Lacy Lady, revealing the brown flesh of the mushroom.
  Lacy Ladies, also known as Poor Man's Doily, Lace Cups and Fairy Veils are mushrooms known for the intricate lace-like patterns on it's cap. The mushrooms are much beloved for its appearance.   The inner flesh is a dull brown, and smells rotten when handled. A Lacy Lady will not cause much harm if eaten, but can cause an upset stomach.   Lacy Ladies are difficult to cultivate and only thrive in very select regions.


Lacy Ladies are mildly toxic. It seems to naturally repulse most creatures, insects and animals alike avoid the Lacy Ladies. It does not appear to disturb the local plantlife however, making it a common pesticide in regions where it naturally grows.   To produce the pesticide, the mushrooms are collected at the end of the mushroom season and soaked in water. The water becomes infused with the toxic properties of the Lacy Lady. When left to ferment over the winter, a decently potent pesticide is created for the new year.

A couple of Lacy Lady cups soaked in water to extract the pesticide.

Fairy Veil



Found inVincen Woods
PropertiesWards, Pesticide


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Eternal Sage AmélieIS
Amélie I. S. Debruyne
18 Dec, 2021 22:26

This mushroom is so pretty!!! Well done on your drawing :D I love that it's use as a pesticide, that's an original use for a mushroom!

To see what I am up to, my latest article is a choose-your-own-adventure story featuring a job interview to become one of the Dark Lord's evil minions :D
Grandmaster nnie
Annie Stein
18 Dec, 2021 22:27

Thank you so much!

18 Dec, 2021 23:23

Ah. A mushroom pesticide isn't something I can recall seeing often in fiction; most times these little shrooms just kill you. Neat stuff, Annie.

Grandmaster nnie
Annie Stein
19 Dec, 2021 10:33

Thank you so much!

20 Dec, 2021 02:19

A mushroom used for pesticide! I love it! :D And I love your drawings - this mushroom is so pretty. <3 I love the alternate names for it too. (I love all the things, can you tell?)

Grandmaster nnie
Annie Stein
20 Dec, 2021 10:00

Thank you so much!! I appreciate all the love <3

2 Jan, 2022 22:15

Love these funky little fungi! The multiple names in particular feels very realistic and I love the combination of unassuming name with mild poison! <3

Grandmaster nnie
Annie Stein
3 Jan, 2022 11:49

Thank you so much! I feel like mushrooms and flowers always have a bazillion names.

6 Jan, 2022 04:55

Fungi are so often overlooked and forgotten about. What a great article! I love the drawings, alternate names and unusual uses.

Grandmaster nnie
Annie Stein
6 Jan, 2022 11:52

Thank you! I'm so glad you enjoy it!