Field Blewit  (Lepista saeva)



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




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

Spore prints

How to take the spore print of a mushroom and how to use the spore print to help in mushroom identification.

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