Inocybe geophylla


Cap 1.5 to 3.5 cm across, conical, soon expanding, with prominent umbo, smooth and silky, with yellowish tinge. Though usually white, there is a lilac form var. lilacina that often grows together with the white form. The gills are adnexed, crowded, creamy coloured at first, darkening to clay.

Identification difficulty

Grows on the ground usually in mixed woodland but sometimes on mossy lawns.

When to see it

Summer to late autumn.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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

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