Meadow Waxcap - Hygrocybe pratensis


    The 3 to 8 cm cap is a tawny or pinky-orange colour and waxy, with gills and stipe a couple of shades lighter. The gills are slightly decurrent (running down the stem)

    Identification difficulty

    It can be found in fields, pastures and areas of grassland that have not had too much interference.

    When to see it

    Late summer and autumn

    Life History

    Often occurs in groups.

    UK Status

    Infrequent but widespread in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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

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