Yellow Club - Clavulinopsis helvola
This simple, usually unbranched, yellow or orangey yellow fungus grows from 3 to 7 cm high. The spores are small, round, and covered in warts, unlike any of the other ‘yellow clubs’.
The yellow club fungi can be hard to distinguish. C. fusiformis is the largest and quite striking, with smooth spores, but not all that common in VC55; by far the most common is C. helvola which is a common grassland species and has warty spores. C. luteoalba has smooth spores and can be found regularly at certain sites like New Lount where maybe the grass has lower nutrients.
Grows on the ground amongst grass and moss in acidic, unimproved grassland.
September to November
Fairly common and widespread throughout Britain.
Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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