|In leaf litter in deciduous and mixed woodland and under hedgerows during autumn and winter.
6 - 15 cms. when mature.
15 - 25 mm diameter, 5 - 10 cms. tall.
August to December, but occasional fruitbodies can emerge at any time of the year.
They are edible if well cooked, but it is a wise precaution to try a
very small portion at first because they have been known to disagree
with some people.
Wood Blewits can be used to dye fabrics or paper a grass green colour
rather than lilac, purple or blue. To make a green dye the fungi are
chopped up and then boiled in water in an iron cooking pot.
When picking any fungus for consumption,
caution should be exercised at all times.