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mushroom foraging guide Field Blewit

Names

Common: Field Blewit, Blue-leg

Latin: Lepista saeva

Edibility

Edibility:Excellent

Eating notes: Be careful to cook it thoroughly! Some people may be allergic to it.

Season

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Description

Cap: 6-12cm Convex with in-rolled margin becoming flattened. Greyish brown, paler towards the edge.

Gills: Sinuate, crowded, broad. Off-white to flesh coloured.

Stem: Short and stocky. Often swollen at the base. Pale and covered in violet fibers

Spores: Pale pink

Flesh: White to cream, often mottled. Smells and tastes perfumed.

Habitat: Pasture (often around woodland edges), in groups or rings.

Frequency: Frequent