Belongs to: fungi

Common yellow russula Russula ochroleuca


Best time to see: late Aug to mid Nov

Key facts

A common fungus with an ochre-yellow cap, usually one of the first woodland species to appear in late summer

Cap up to 10cm; gills and stout white stem are white

Edible, but easily confused with similar inedible species

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Photo © Tony Gunton