Recognisable by it’s star shaped base and round inner fruit body, the Collared Earthstar is an unearthly looking, white-brown coloured specimen. You will find these fungi nestled on the woodland floor, releasing spores from their pointed holes as the wind blows past, or when they are disturbed by rain or animals. A common but intriguing fungi that can be found in abundance in our Community Garden.
Other names: Geastrum triplex, Saucered Earthstar
Habitat: Well drained soil in hardwood and coniferous woodland. Sometimes in open areas.
Season: Summer to Winter, even into the following Spring!
This work has been made possible with funding from Grow Wild and The Big Lottery Fund at Kew Gardens. The artwork was created by local artist Kanj Nicholas and photographs taken at Boundary Way by the Boundary Way Project Team.
NOTE: Many mushrooms & fungi are poisonous, please never forage or eat any mushroom unless an expert mycologist has confirmed your identification. The Boundary Way Project accepts no liability for injury or death caused by the foraging for and/or consumption of misidentified mushrooms & fungi.