Yellowleg Bonnet - Mycena epipterygia
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.
Can be found growing in grass and moss in damp places in woodlands.
Found in summer and autumn
Fairly frequent and widespread in Britain.
Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records:
- RED = 2020+
- DARK BLUE = 2015-2019
- LIGHT BLUE = pre 2015