Blushing Wood Mushroom - Agaricus silvaticus

    Description

    This species has a cap of 5-10cm diameter, which is covered in brown fibrous scales. The stem has a ring. The white flesh bruises red when cut if it is fresh and brown if older.   It is one of a group of mushrooms that are difficult to tell apart. 

    Habitat

    It is found in mixed woodland

    When to see it

    From late summer through autumn.

    UK Status

    Fairly common and widespread in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map