Grassland Puffball - Lycoperdon lividum

    Description

    A small puffball usually about 2.5 cm and sometimes less.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Grassland, especially upland grassland such as the Derbyshire Dales.

    When to see it

    Autumn, although spent fruiting bodies may persist.

    Life History

    Often found in small groups.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    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