Blackening Waxcap - Hygrocybe conica

    Alt Name
    Hygrocybe nigrescens
    Description

    Small (5cm) and conical, starting off orange or red but soon turning black with age.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    This is a grassland fungus often found in short turf, even lawns.

    When to see it

    It can be found from late summer into autumn, particularly after rain.

    UK Status

    Fairly common and widespread in Britain

    VC55 Status

    Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map