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. 

Identification difficulty
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.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

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

UK Map