Striate Earthstar - Geastrum striatum

    Description

    Fruiting body is a dull greyish-brown coming to a distinct point at the apex, this sits on top of a more brownish, star-shaped base with 6 to 9 rays.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    They prefer a sandy soil and tend to grow under trees and bushes.

    When to see it

    Usually seen in ate summer and autumn, the spent fruiting body often persisting.

    UK Status

    Fairly widespread in England, but not common. Scarcer elsewhere in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map