Blistered Cup Fungus - Peziza vesiculosa


Fleshy, cup shaped fungus, inner surface smooth, white then yellow-brown, outer surface white, then yellow-brown, scurfy, and growing to10 cm across.

Identification difficulty

Dung heaps, well manured ground and rotting straw

When to see it

All year round

UK Status

Widespread in Britain and quite common in specific farm or garden habitat. 

VC55 Status

Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map