graham.cheale's picture

Purple Mushroom

Observed: 24th November 2010 By: graham.cheale
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Description:

A ring of these purple mushrooms have just sprouted up on our lawn - what are they?

Identifications

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Species interactions

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Comments

miked's picture

I'd guess wood blewitt but

I'd guess wood blewitt but they are usually in or near woodland, are there any trees nearby? there are other similar species that grow in grassland but usually not as bright on top.

Blewit Boy's picture

I think the colours..........

I think the colours of the cap must've been distorted by the camera, or during processing, as it's definitely Wood Blewit, but I've never seen one quite so purple/blue before!

chris

miked's picture

if you want another very

if you want another very purple capped lepista then check out this one:
http://ispot.org.uk/node/87881