With its white colouring and small, bell shaped cap, the Angel’s Bonnet is a delicate looking bonnet fungi that grows in rows on woodland debris, such as rotting wood. It is common throughout the UK and can be distinguished by its grey-brown tinge and ‘medical’ smell. It is usually found growing in small groups.

Other names: Mycena arcangeliana, Late-Season Bonnet

Habitat: Dead wood, such as logs and tree stumps.

Season:  Summer to Autumn.

Fun Fact: Smells strongly of iodine.


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.

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