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Fungi  Verdigris

Verdigris Toadstool - Photo  Copyright 2003 Gary Bradley
Photo: G. Bradley

UK Safari Tip:
A neat way to identify fungi is with the ID chart in the Nature Shop called "Fungi Name Trail" - click here

Latin name: Stropharia aeruginosa

Size: Cap is 3 to 5cms in diameter.

Distribution: Found throughout the UK.

Months seen: July to November.

Habitat: Heaths, meadows and open woodland.

Special features: The cap is bell shaped and blue-green in colour - hence the name. It is covered in a slimy liquid which contains tiny scales. The liquid is easily washed off in a rain shower which can make identification more tricky. The stem is very scaly from the ground up to the ring. From the ring up the cap it is smooth, white and slimy. The verdigris is poisonous.

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