Egghead Mottlegill (Panaeolus semiovatus)

This small, white capped fungus seems appropriately named having a cap that is undoubtedly egg-shaped. A dependency on the dung of herbivores (especially cows and sheep) means it will usually be found on grazed pasture. Its size will depend on the nutrient content of the dung.
It is common and can be seen from spring through until the early winter and it will be seen as a solitary specimen, as a small group or sometimes as a troop. It is not edible.
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Find out more about the Egghead Mottlegill in Dorset here: www.natureofdorset.co.uk/species_panel/Egghead%20Mottlegi...

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