Yellow Fieldcap - Bolbitius titubans

Alternative names
Bolbitius vitellinus

Cap 4 to 6 cm sticky and deeply striate. Bright yellow in colour but fading with age. Gills yellow when fresh but becoming rusty brown as the spores ripen. Spore print brown, spores ellipsoidal, smooth.

Identification difficulty

In grassy places, especially where manured, and on compost etc.

When to see it

Found from spring until autumn

UK Status

Fairly common in much of Britain.

VC55 Status

Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map