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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