Stropharia aeruginosa or S. caerulea.

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    A very distinctive species with it's blue/green colour! I found a group of this growing alongside the main path leading into the wood. Unfortunately many had already been trashed by dogs or walkers....Almost impossible to tell these apart by eye or photo. Great Wood, Stanton Park, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK. 2011-11-15.

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    1. Patrick Clement. 26 months ago | reply

      Very nice - the world would be a better place with more fungi and fewer people!

    2. MuneeraHumaidi *Taz* [deleted] 20 months ago | reply


    3. Jens N. Roved 20 months ago | reply

      They are tasty.

    4. Sybalan, 20 months ago | reply

      Nice shot , interesting fungi

    5. lynda k kierans. 20 months ago | reply

      I hear you
      Great shots,could you die from eating them or become sick ?

    6. Jens N. Roved 20 months ago | reply

      This one is edible.

    7. od0man 20 months ago | reply

      It's not poisonous as such but is inedible according to my field guides...
      Many thanks to everyone for the comments and faves - I'm not sure where this sudden burst of attention has come from 10 months after I posted it - but it's great!!

    8. Jens N. Roved 20 months ago | reply

      Nah, it is edible and tastes quite good. You just have to pull off the skin before cooking them. I picked them many times.

    9. Jens N. Roved 20 months ago | reply

      It is mushroom season, matey. ;) Last fall I picked around 100 pounds of these:


    10. kuteram 20 months ago | reply

      Beautiful Stropharia genus.Best regards from Serbia,Kuki

    11. The steelyglint 20 months ago | reply

      thats awsome never seen those :-)

    12. pretty-nifty 20 months ago | reply

      Interesting color. Nice macro shot.

    13. Foodo Dood 20 months ago | reply

      Wow, never seen a blue/green one. Very nice.

    14. Opal15 20 months ago | reply

      Beautiful capture...I never seen one this color before.

    15. ellernoe 20 months ago | reply

      I posted this photo here (with a click-through link.) Hope it's okay:) Tell me if not. Beautiful photo!

    16. El lobo azul 17 months ago | reply

      Wonderful bluish colour. I've heard this is not "poisonous" but hallucinogenic because of its contet of Psylocibin. I guess once cooked that substance is gone, so yeah, that could be edible.

      Good and interesting shot and the others confirm us that we're living in company of muggles as those from Harry Potter's books.

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