This is an identification I’m unsure of – any help appreciated! I’m posting it in the ID ME Group.
The picture was taken in Buxton, on Hatteras Island (Outer Banks), Dare County, North Carolina, on December 6, 2008. It was growing in the sand, beneath Loblolly pines about a half mile from the beach.
There was no obvious stem and the mushroom was resting on the ground. No others were around.