Scientific Name: Clitocybe nuda
The Wood Blewit (Clitocybe nuda), pronounced "blue-it", is a fall fruiting mushroom that appears randomly where there is plenty of surface forest litter and duff. It has a long, cool weather fruiting season, anywhere from September until freeze up. It seems to have a preference for layered hardwood and pine needle/pine chip duff mixed with layers of leaves and organic matter, making it a good candidate for seeding into constructed piles of yard and woodlot waste. Plant it spring, fall, or even winter in mild climates. Blewits take more than a growing season to establish so make sure your pile is in a semi-permanent location.
NOTE: Blewit is not a beginner's mushroom - This delicious mushroom can be easily confused with other bluish mushrooms growing in the fall, so you should be prepared and able to make a spore print for positive identification of this mushroom (spore print method is included with instructions).
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