Amethyst Deceiver - Laccaria amethystina
This colourful fungus has a distinctive purple/lilac colour; both cap and stem the same. The cap grows up to 6cm across.
It is found in both coniferous and deciduous woodland, often with Beech.
Late Summer to early Winter.
Common and widespread in Britain.
Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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