Veiled Poisonpie - Hebeloma mesophaeum

    Description

    The cap is brownish and usually 5 cm or less. It is often two coloured being reddish brown near the centre and paler near the margins. The cap is sometimes viscid.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Grows on the ground in woodland and woodland edge it is often associated with conifers and with Birch.

    When to see it

    Autumn.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map