A small species which grow in large troops producing bell-like caps. These caps are whitish and deeply pleated when young. As they age the flesh becomes greyish with an ochre centre.
Common and widespread throughout Britain. Native.
Cap 0.5-1.5 cm in diameter
Stem 1.5-4 cm tall, 1-2 mm in diameter
When to see it
Spring to winter
Where to see it
In dense clusters in the earth or on the wood at the base of fallen deciduous trees. In woodland, parks and gardens.
Trooping Crumble Cap, Fairies’ Bonnets
Agaricales (Gilled mushrooms)
Psathyrellaceae (Brittlestems & Inkcaps)