Grassland Puffball - Lycoperdon lividum


A small puffball usually about 2.5 cm and sometimes less.


Grassland, especially upland grassland such as the Derbyshire Dales.

When to see it

Autumn, although spent fruiting bodies may persist.

Life History

Often found in small groups.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

VC55 Status

Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map