Striate Earthstar - Geastrum striatum
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.
They prefer a sandy soil and tend to grow under trees and bushes.
Usually seen in ate summer and autumn, the spent fruiting body often persisting.
Fairly widespread in England, but not common. Scarcer elsewhere in Britain.
Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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