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I have been interested in nature for most of my life but since I retired I spend as much time as I can exploring the nature reserves and wildlife hotspots of my adopted home, Dorset in southern England. Whilst out I record what I see and take snaps where I can (I am no photographer!) and that forms the basis of my Nature of Dorset website. When I find something new I like to research it and write about it in my nature notes, it is how I learn and hopefully you might find my notes helpful as well!

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03 July, 2012

Garland Roundhead (Stropharia coronilla)

The Garland Roundhead is a widespread species in the south of England and is quite common on ;awns and grassy places. They can be solitary but, in general they occur in small groups. They have a lovely shiny brown cap which often hides the stipe so it looks just like a brown lump on the grass. An autumn species like many fungi.
This species is known to contain harmful chemical substances and is best left alone.
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Find out more about the Garland Roundhead in Dorset here: www.natureofdorset.co.uk/species_panel/Garland%20Roundhea...