Frosty Bonnet - Mycena adscendens


The cap is white and small, with a diameter typically ranging from 0.25 to 0.75 cm. It is hood shaped, but flattens with maturity. The gills are free or attached to the stem by a line; they are broad, distantly-spaced, sometimes adhering to each other to form a slight collar around the stem, and white throughout their development. The base of the stem is enlarged into a slight bulb which appears like a small disc at the base of the stem on mature specimens.


They grow in fallen twigs and other woody debris usually in well wooded areas.

When to see it


UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map