Yellowleg Bonnet - Mycena epipterygia

    Description

    This is a long-legged little 'Bonnet'. The cap is only 1 to 2 cm across but the stalk (stipe) is 4 to 8 cm long, although only about 2 mm diameter. The cap is a pale tan colour with a slightly yellow tinge and with a translucent slimy skin that can be peeled off.  The stalk (stipe) is distinctively yellow over the upper third.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Can be found growing in grass and moss in damp places in woodlands.

    When to see it

    Found in summer and autumn

    UK Status

    Fairly frequent and widespread in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    Map key:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records:

    • RED = 2020+
    • DARK BLUE = 2015-2019
    • LIGHT BLUE = pre 2015

    UK Map