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Lepista saeva (Fr.) P.D. Orton (Field Blewit, Blue Leg)

Sets of Photographs

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Suggested Literature

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 1 general literature references to Lepista saeva (Field Blewit, Blue Leg)

Lepista saeva may also be covered by literature listed under:

(living things)
(true fungi)
(spore droppers)
(a class of fungi)
(mushrooms and toadstools)
(a family of toadstools)
(a genus of toadstools)
Macromycetes (via Agaricales) Fungi s.l. (via Fungi)

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 4 feeding and other relationships of Lepista saeva (Field Blewit, Blue Leg)

Further Information

Notes (MWS) Field Blewits is a toadstool which grows in troops in grassland, especially where calcareous. It is typically a species of late autumn and can continue through the winter if the weather isn't too severe. It has a smooth brown to grey cap, paler towards the margin and a lilac stem. The gills too are lilac-coloured and the minutely spiny spores are pink.
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