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Woodland Blewit

Observed: 27th December 2009 By: afishwishafishwish’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
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Violet coloured fungus found on the compost heap.


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Blewit Boy's picture

How strange.............

How strange, I've never seen Blewit growing on a compost heap before. But I suppose if there was leaf litter containing the spores/mycelia, it might take hold.


afishwish's picture

How strange.........

There is leaf litter in the compost. Our guide book suggests that blewits are often found on compost heaps, just shows how experience and books don't always match up!


Exobasidium's picture


Blewits are frequently found on rotten straw left out by gamekeepers and dumped garden waste including lawnmower clippings. They also grow in deep leaf litter.