Frosty Webcap - Cortinarius hemitrichus


    The cap is 2 to 4.5 cm usually brown when young but greying with age. The surface is soon silky and the margin almost white from floccose, white fibrils which are easily washed off by rain.

    Identification difficulty

    Well wooded areas, favouring Birch.

    When to see it


    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in England and Wales.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional 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