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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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16 April, 2016

Clavulinopsis corniculata: the meadow coral

Meadow coral (Clavulinopsis corniculata) is a small, yellow, branched fungus grows amongst grass on lawns and in pasture. It is common and, because of its size, I am sure it is often overlooked. It grows in solitary clusters, usually in the autumn. It is easy to see why it is called the meadow coral; it looks like it could, indeed, be a coral, and it grows in meadows!
It is not edible of course, there is not enough of it.
Clavulinopsis corniculata: the meadow coral