Blue Roundhead - Stropharia caerulea

    Description

    Cap is 3 to 8 cm, usually greeny bluish when young, but may fade to yellowy white with just a slight blue tinge in older specimens. The surface is often rather viscid.

    Similar Species

    The Peppery Roundhead looks similar but has a peppery smell.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    In grass and leaf litter.

    When to see it

    Autumn.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map