Wood Blewit

Lepista Nuda (or Clitocybe nuda)

  1. Wildlife
  2. Fungi
  3. Wood Blewit


Cap convex then expanded with a smooth surface, at first lilac then becoming russet brown. Stipe is lilac and fibrillose. Smell faint, fruity and perfumed. 

How to identify

Purple cap and lilac stipe

Where to find it

Woods, gardens and compost heaps


When to find it

  • January

How can people help

Fungi are an important part of our woodland ecology, helping to recycle nutrients from dead or decaying organic matter. Many animals depend on them, too. The Wildlife Trusts look after many woodland reserves, managing them for the benefit of the wildlife present, often leaving standing and fallen dead wood which supports fungi. You can help by having log piles and dead wood in your own garden to encourage fungi. In partnership with the RHS, The Wildlife Trusts' Wild About Gardens initiative can help you plan your wildlife garden.

Species information

Common name
Wood Blewit
Latin name
Lepista Nuda (or Clitocybe nuda)
Has a pleasant, flowery smell
Conservation status
Very common