Belongs to: fungi

Fairy ring champignon Marasmius oreades

Best time to see: May to end Oct

Key facts

A small buff-coloured fungus, found in short grassland such as pasture or lawn

It often forms expanding rings because it exhausts the nutrients where it is growing and moves outward into fresh territory

Edible and can be used as a flavouring when dried and ground

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© Tony Gunton