In grassy area of Scot's Pine wood,very purple stem but cap brownish.
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I think I might give up on these two as I think I always get it wrong.I would agree that you are right as I think the only time I have got it right is by chance oh those Blewits maybe I should just eat them as neither is poisonous
Come on then how about agreeing with the Field Blewit;)
Because your more experienced years of knowledge and me 1 years knowledge so I would trust your identification rather than mine even if I thought I was right as deep down I would doubt my identification.I don't want any falling out lad's it's only a Fungi.
I have seen too much falling out on some of these forums and they are such a great learning tool I don't intend to argue to strongly over an identification I disagree with especially when it is only from a photo.
I must say that I would not have what little knowledge I have gained if it was not for this site as you and Milked have always been very helpful constructive and encouraging so I can assure you that I would never fall out and I do think that sometimes we will all agree that we will disagree on certain id's but how boring life would be if we did not and as You say it is a photo which can vary from the real thing.
Well I have agreed with you Fenwickfield so it looks as if there is going to be a fight with flaxton over this ID!!
It was more purple than the photo show's and the flesh was purple-lilac ,it may be an idea if anyone finds both to put one of each on together to show the difference.
Am not intending to fall out with flaxton, actually have just found another Lepista which i will post shortly. However one character that I tend to use to tell Lepista saeva is the significant contrast in colour between stem and gills, not sure if this is mentioned in the books but from memory its nearly always there with this species whereas with Lepista nuda the gills and stem are the same colour (as shown in this example). the cap colour changes over time and some parts of the stem can change somewhat but this colour contrast always seems to be there with Lepista saeva. will go out and try to find some around here to show this, suspect i have put some old ones on ispot already.
L. sordida showing same colour gills and stem, hope to find L. saeva with contrast.
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