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Field Blewit


Commonly found in pasture but, despite its name, also occurs on heathland and in broad-leaved woods. 


 

  • Lepista saeva: the field blewit

    Post date: Friday, 30 December, 2016 - 21:25

    The field blewit (Lepista saeva) is commonly found in pasture but, despite its name, also occurs on heathland and in broad-leaved woods. It likes alkaline conditions and poor soils so the limestone Purbecks cliffs suit it. Widespread and common where it occurs it has a tendency to form in rings although sometimes they may just be in random groups.

    It has a large, waxy cap up to 12cms across to it is a big fungus and it is, apparently worth eating. I will leave you to try it.


     

Common Name Field Blewit
Scientific Name Lepista saeva
Species Group Knights and Funnels
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