05 April 2012

Bog Beacon

Although it's an uncommon fungus on a national scale, Bog Beacon (Mitrula paludosa) can often be found in our area if you look for it in the right places. It appears in the spring in really boggy ditches. This group was in a wet ditch at the side of a forestry road near Rheola. It often grows with Sphagnum moss. The bright yellow head held on a white stalk is hard to miss. Individuals are about 4 to 5cm tall.

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