Verdigris Agaric - Stropharia aeruginosa

    Description

    This is a medium sized (Cap 2 to 8 cm diameter). Vivid blue green coloured and slimy at first, although the colour fades with age. The cap is bell shaped when young but flattens later. The stalk (stipe) is quite long and of uniform thickness. It has a fragile brown/black ring, and below this the stalk is covered in fine white scales, or flakes.

    Habitat

    Found on lawns and in woodland areas, but particularly favours wood-chip mulches in gardens, and parks.

    When to see it

    July to October

    Life History

    Grows in grass and plant material

    UK Status

    Widespread but not particularly common in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map