Lilac Bonnet - Mycena pura

    Description

    Cap 2 to 4.5 cm broad, bell shaped, and then flatter with a slight umbo. Varies in colour from purple or lilac, through pinkish-grey sometimes fading in age to almost white. When moist, the cap margins are distinctly lined.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Broadleaved woodland and other well wooded areas.

    When to see it

    Late summer and autumn.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    Map key:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records:

    • RED = 2020+
    • DARK BLUE = 2015-2019
    • LIGHT BLUE = pre 2015

    UK Map