Weeping Widow - Lacrymaria lacrymabunda
Referred to as the Weeping Widow, because of the black, watery droplets which appear at the edge of the gills when they are moist. Initially bell-shaped with a woolly, in-rolled margin to which pale fragments of the veil remain attached. At maturity, caps grow to between 4 and 12cm in diameter, and usually retain a distinct umbo. The reddish cap surface is radially streaked with yellow and clay brown tinges.
Verges, churchyards and other grassy places.
Most common in late summer and autumn.
Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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