Aniseed Toadstool - Clitocybe odora

    Description

    Young specimens have a light blue texture on the cap which fades to grey in age.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Deciduous and coniferous woodland.

    When to see it

    Late summer and autumn.

    Life History

    It has a strong scent and taste of aniseed, hence its common name.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map