A cluster of Brittlestems with red edge to the gills growing on woodchip.
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Did you see the red edge to the gills? There are one or two other species with red edges as well ;)
This species was photographed and identified in situ by my colleague, whose experience is greater than mine and whose ID skills are a higher level. The digital images were checked after the foray so I have every confidence in his species ID. With respect
If I had known it was id'd in the field I rather from just this photo I would not have queried the id. It would have been good to show the red edge to the gills and the length of the root which defines this species.
Mal, next time I come across the Brittlestem in the field I'll take a specimen photo as you have described; gills and root. Thanks
Lat/Lng: 53.33217, -2.80081
OS grid ref: SJ467819
Hale Hall Wood; ancient woodland surrounding the now demolished Hale Hall extending to Mersey shoreline.