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.

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map