Meadow Coral - Clavulinopsis corniculata

    Description

    Branching stems arising from a common thickened base; stems usually branch dichotomously, each branch eventually terminating in two (very occasionally three or more) blunt tips; yellow, maturing ochre or tan-brown; base paler and downy. Individual stems are typically 4 to 8 cm tall.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Unimproved grassland, including old lawns where it grows amongst grass and emerges from the soil.

    When to see it

    June to November.

    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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