Fairy Ring Champignon - Marasmius oreades


Cap: 1 to 5 cm wide, at first bell-shaped with incurved cap edge, becoming convex to almost plane with broad knob; dry, smooth, usually buff to tan, sometimes white to reddish - brown. Gills attached; wide-spaced from one another; broad; white to pale brown.

Identification difficulty

Lawns and short grass in groups or ‘rings’.

When to see it


UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent 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