Bolbitius titubans – Egg-yolk Fieldcap

(Synonym Bolbitius vitellinus)

In fertilised grass or lawns, mainly in urban areas. Small, bright yellow, slimy buttons identify young specimens. With age, the colour fades to buff or off-white; as the cap flattens, the marginal grooves become apparent. The pale yellow gills turn brown with mature spores. This fragile species breaks easily.

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