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Field Blewits

Sue Morton writes:

Some rather handsome fungi appeared in my road a couple of weeks ago, growing in the verge at the base of a lime tree.

Field Blewit showing blue “leg”.

We tentatively identified them as Field Blewits, also known as Blue Leg. They are said to be good to eat if well cooked, although the book went on to say ominously that they “could upset some people”. I didn’t try them, partly as a result of the warning, but mainly because they are on a busy dog-walking route!