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.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

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

UK Map