Yellow Fieldcap - Bolbitius titubans

    Alt Name
    Bolbitius vitellinus
    Description

    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
    Habitat

    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

    UK Map