St George's Mushroom - Calocybe gambosa
Cap white, often irregularly wavy and sometimes cracking, margin inrolled. Stem quite short and wide. Gills whitish, very numerous and crowded. Has a strong smell of rancid meal.
Found in a variety of habitats, sometimes in short grass, or on fairly bare ground beneath trees, even in wooded areas.
Said to be found on 23 April, St George's Day, whence it gets its name although often maturing a little later
Fairly frequent throughout Britain.
Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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