Blackening Waxcap - Hygrocybe conica
Small (5cm) and conical, starting off orange or red but soon turning black with age.
This is a grassland fungus often found in short turf, even lawns.
It can be found from late summer into autumn, particularly after rain.
Fairly common and widespread in Britain
Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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