Aniseed Toadstool - Clitocybe odora


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

    Identification difficulty

    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.

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map