Flowery Blewit - Lepista irina

    Description

    5 to 10 cm across; hemispherical then broadly convex with an undulating margin; smooth; pale beige, becoming pinkish brown towards the centre when moist, drying paler. Perfumed, like flowers.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    This attractive blewit is found with deciduous trees; it is most common in Beech woodland in southern England.

    When to see it

    July to November.

    UK Status

    Widespread but local in the south of England scarcer further north.

    VC55 Status

    Infrequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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

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