Common Earthball - Scleroderma citrinum
The Common Earthball often has a yellowish tinge, 2-10cm, usually slightly more elongate than spherical with a scaly pattern on its surface. All Earthballs are poisonous and should not be eaten.
In leaf litter or on mossy soil under deciduous trees, usually in or at the edge of woods, and particularly associated with Oak.
Fairly Common and widespread in Britain.
Very common in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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