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Wild Mushroom Guide


Our mushroom guide is not a comprehensive guide of UK mushrooms. There are roughly 15,000 types of wild fungi in the UK; we have provided a simple guide of the best ones to eat and the most important ones not to pick.

If you are identifying mushrooms please use multiple sources of identification and never eat anything unless you are 100% sure what it is. We will not be held responsible for the use of the information in this website.

If you want to learn more about mushroom foraging then why not book on one of our Foraging Courses


Edible Poisonous In Season All

Edible


Type Season Start Season End
Agaricus macrosporus Edible July October
Amethyst Deciever Edible June December
Bay Boletus Edible September November
Beefsteak Fungus Edible August November
Birch Polypore Edible All year All year
Cauliflower Fungus Edible September November
Cep Edible August November
Chanterelle Edible June November
Chicken Of The Woods Edible May August
Common Puffball Edible July November
Common Yellow Russula Edible August November
Fairy Ring Champignons Edible April August
Field Blewit Edible N/A N/A
Field Mushroom Edible August November
Giant Funnel Mushroom Edible September December
Giant Puff Ball Edible July November
Glistening Ink Cap Edible May October
Green Cracking Russula Edible August November
Hedgehog Fungus Edible August November
Honey Fungus Edible June December
Horn Of Plenty Edible September November
Horse Mushroom Edible September November
Meadow Wax Cap Edible August November
Morels Edible April May
Orange Birch Bolete Edible July November
Oyster Mushroom Edible All year All year
Parasol Edible May November
Porcelain Fungus Edible August November
Powdery Brittlegill Edible July October
Red Cracked Bolete Edible July October
Saffron Milk Cap Edible July November
Scarlet Hood Edible August November
Shaggy Ink Caps Edible August November
Shaggy Parasol Edible July December
Slippery Jack Edible September November
St Georges Mushroom Edible April May
Stump Puffball Edible July November
Tawyny Grisette Edible September November
The Blusher Edible June November
The Blushing Wood Mushroom Edible September November
The Charcoal Burner Edible July December
The Deceiver Edible June November
The Prince Edible August November
Truffles Edible August November
Velvet Shank Edible October March
Winter Chanterelle Edible August December
Wood Blewit Edible September December
Wood Ears Edible All year All year
Wood mushroom Edible September November
Yellow Swamp Russula Edible September November


Poisonous


Type Season Start Season End
Agaricus Pilatianus Poisonous September November
Amanita Gemmata Poisonous September November
Beechwood Sickener Poisonous September November
Boletus Purpureus Poisonous July November
Boletus Rhodoxanthus Poisonous September November
Boletus Satanoids Poisonous June September
Brown Roll Rim Poisonous August November
Clitocybe Dealbata Poisonous July November
Clitocybe Rivulosa Poisonous August November
Common Earth Ball Poisonous July December
Common Ink Cap Poisonous April November
Death Cap Poisonous July November
Destroying angel Poisonous July November
Entoloma Rhodopolium Poisonous July November
False Chanterelle Poisonous September November
Fly agaric Poisonous August December
Inocybe Cookei Poisonous July November
Inocybe Fastigiata Poisonous June November
Inocybe Flocculosa Poisonous September November
Inocybe Geophylla Poisonous June November
Inocybe Godeyi Poisonous September November
Inocybe Hystrix Poisonous September November
Inocybe Maculata Poisonous September November
Inocybe Napipes Poisonous August November
Jack O'Lantern Poisonous September November
Lactarius Chrysorrheus Poisonous July November
Lactarius pubescens Poisonous August November
Lepiota Brunneo-incarnata Poisonous September November
Leptonia Incana Poisonous August November
Magpie Fungus Poisonous August November
Panther Cap Poisonous July November
Poison Pie Poisonous August November
Red Staining Inocybe Poisonous April November
Russula Betularum Poisonous July November
Russula Luteotacta Poisonous July November
Satans Bolete Poisonous June September
Spring Amanita Poisonous July November
Sulphur Tuft Poisonous All year All year
The Sickener Poisonous July November
Tricholoma Ustale Poisonous August November
Verdigris Agaric Poisonous April November
Woolly Milk Cap Poisonous August October
Yellow Stainer Poisonous July November


In Season


Type Season Start Season End
Agaricus macrosporus Edible July October
Amethyst Deciever Edible June December
Beefsteak Fungus Edible August November
Birch Polypore Edible All year All year
Boletus Purpureus Poisonous July November
Boletus Satanoids Poisonous June September
Brown Roll Rim Poisonous August November
Cep Edible August November
Chanterelle Edible June November
Chicken Of The Woods Edible May August
Clitocybe Dealbata Poisonous July November
Clitocybe Rivulosa Poisonous August November
Common Earth Ball Poisonous July December
Common Ink Cap Poisonous April November
Common Puffball Edible July November
Common Yellow Russula Edible August November
Death Cap Poisonous July November
Destroying angel Poisonous July November
Entoloma Rhodopolium Poisonous July November
Fairy Ring Champignons Edible April August
Field Mushroom Edible August November
Fly agaric Poisonous August December
Giant Puff Ball Edible July November
Glistening Ink Cap Edible May October
Green Cracking Russula Edible August November
Hedgehog Fungus Edible August November
Honey Fungus Edible June December
Inocybe Cookei Poisonous July November
Inocybe Fastigiata Poisonous June November
Inocybe Geophylla Poisonous June November
Inocybe Napipes Poisonous August November
Lactarius Chrysorrheus Poisonous July November
Lactarius pubescens Poisonous August November
Leptonia Incana Poisonous August November
Magpie Fungus Poisonous August November
Meadow Wax Cap Edible August November
Orange Birch Bolete Edible July November
Oyster Mushroom Edible All year All year
Panther Cap Poisonous July November
Parasol Edible May November
Poison Pie Poisonous August November
Porcelain Fungus Edible August November
Powdery Brittlegill Edible July October
Red Cracked Bolete Edible July October
Red Staining Inocybe Poisonous April November
Russula Betularum Poisonous July November
Russula Luteotacta Poisonous July November
Saffron Milk Cap Edible July November
Satans Bolete Poisonous June September
Scarlet Hood Edible August November
Shaggy Ink Caps Edible August November
Shaggy Parasol Edible July December
Spring Amanita Poisonous July November
Stump Puffball Edible July November
Sulphur Tuft Poisonous All year All year
The Blusher Edible June November
The Charcoal Burner Edible July December
The Deceiver Edible June November
The Prince Edible August November
The Sickener Poisonous July November
Tricholoma Ustale Poisonous August November
Truffles Edible August November
Verdigris Agaric Poisonous April November
Winter Chanterelle Edible August December
Wood Ears Edible All year All year
Woolly Milk Cap Poisonous August October
Yellow Stainer Poisonous July November


All


Type Season Start Season End
Agaricus macrosporus Edible July October
Agaricus Pilatianus Poisonous September November
Amanita Gemmata Poisonous September November
Amethyst Deciever Edible June December
Bay Boletus Edible September November
Beechwood Sickener Poisonous September November
Beefsteak Fungus Edible August November
Birch Polypore Edible All year All year
Boletus Purpureus Poisonous July November
Boletus Rhodoxanthus Poisonous September November
Boletus Satanoids Poisonous June September
Brown Roll Rim Poisonous August November
Cauliflower Fungus Edible September November
Cep Edible August November
Chanterelle Edible June November
Chicken Of The Woods Edible May August
Clitocybe Dealbata Poisonous July November
Clitocybe Rivulosa Poisonous August November
Common Earth Ball Poisonous July December
Common Ink Cap Poisonous April November
Common Puffball Edible July November
Common Yellow Russula Edible August November
Death Cap Poisonous July November
Destroying angel Poisonous July November
Entoloma Rhodopolium Poisonous July November
Fairy Ring Champignons Edible April August
False Chanterelle Poisonous September November
Field Blewit Edible N/A N/A
Field Mushroom Edible August November
Fly agaric Poisonous August December
Giant Funnel Mushroom Edible September December
Giant Puff Ball Edible July November
Glistening Ink Cap Edible May October
Green Cracking Russula Edible August November
Hedgehog Fungus Edible August November
Honey Fungus Edible June December
Horn Of Plenty Edible September November
Horse Mushroom Edible September November
Inocybe Cookei Poisonous July November
Inocybe Fastigiata Poisonous June November
Inocybe Flocculosa Poisonous September November
Inocybe Geophylla Poisonous June November
Inocybe Godeyi Poisonous September November
Inocybe Hystrix Poisonous September November
Inocybe Maculata Poisonous September November
Inocybe Napipes Poisonous August November
Jack O'Lantern Poisonous September November
Lactarius Chrysorrheus Poisonous July November
Lactarius pubescens Poisonous August November
Lepiota Brunneo-incarnata Poisonous September November
Leptonia Incana Poisonous August November
Magpie Fungus Poisonous August November
Meadow Wax Cap Edible August November
Morels Edible April May
Orange Birch Bolete Edible July November
Oyster Mushroom Edible All year All year
Panther Cap Poisonous July November
Parasol Edible May November
Poison Pie Poisonous August November
Porcelain Fungus Edible August November
Powdery Brittlegill Edible July October
Red Cracked Bolete Edible July October
Red Staining Inocybe Poisonous April November
Russula Betularum Poisonous July November
Russula Luteotacta Poisonous July November
Saffron Milk Cap Edible July November
Satans Bolete Poisonous June September
Scarlet Hood Edible August November
Shaggy Ink Caps Edible August November
Shaggy Parasol Edible July December
Slippery Jack Edible September November
Spring Amanita Poisonous July November
St Georges Mushroom Edible April May
Stump Puffball Edible July November
Sulphur Tuft Poisonous All year All year
Tawyny Grisette Edible September November
The Blusher Edible June November
The Blushing Wood Mushroom Edible September November
The Charcoal Burner Edible July December
The Deceiver Edible June November
The Prince Edible August November
The Sickener Poisonous July November
Tricholoma Ustale Poisonous August November
Truffles Edible August November
Velvet Shank Edible October March
Verdigris Agaric Poisonous April November
Winter Chanterelle Edible August December
Wood Blewit Edible September December
Wood Ears Edible All year All year
Wood mushroom Edible September November
Woolly Milk Cap Poisonous August October
Yellow Stainer Poisonous July November
Yellow Swamp Russula Edible September November