Lepista luscina???

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Lepista luscina???

Post by RDF25087 » Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:48 pm

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Got some clumps of these in my lawn - not in a ring. Any ideas? First time post so hope images have attached from phone properly.

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Re: Lepista luscina???

Post by Lancashire Lad » Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:53 pm

Hi, and welcome to UK Fungi,

It's one of the Honey Fungus species - probably Armillaria mellea.

Parasitic on nearby trees, shrubs, & herbaceous type plants.

Not very welcome in a garden situation, but will be difficult if not impossible to eradicate as removing the mushrooms won't remove the mycelial network under the soil.

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Re: Lepista luscina???

Post by RDF25087 » Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:44 pm

Thanks for the reply, though not the news I’d have liked! I’ll just have to keep lawn mowing them!

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Re: Lepista luscina???

Post by adampembs » Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:20 am

These are only the fruitbodies, the mycelium (main body of the fungus) is underground, in the roots, trees, bushes and in woody material around. If you mow them and collect your mowings and make it into compost, you will have compost filled with spores. Probably safest to black sack the fruitbodies.
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