Snowy Waxcap - Hygrocybe virginea

    Description

    Hygrocybe virginea has a white or yellowy brown waxy cap, and few wide spaced gills that run down the stem, cap becoming flattened, and often upturned.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Short turf and lawns.

    When to see it

    Autumn

    UK Status

    Fairly common in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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    MAP KEY:

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

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