The St Georges mushroom is a very early fruiting variety of mushroom that fruits in late April through to early June. This period is very early for mushrooms and because of this there isn’t many mushrooms that you can mistake for the St George.
See here for the culinary uses of the St George Mushroom
However, nature being nature and because there is some similar looking species that fruit in early summer it is worth knowing about them however dissimilar they look.
Habitat: Short grass almost everywhere Edible
Habitat: Woodland verge loving, woods and parks.
The Entoloma Lividium
Season: Summer to Autumn (Sometimes Early Summer)
Colour: Cream with Brown radial fibres Shape: Conical with a raised centre
The Livid Entoloma, Red Staining Inocybe and Deadly Fibrecap are uncommon especially during May when the St George’s mushroom is in its peak fruiting season!
Obviously there are some other mushrooms at this time of the year that you should also keep your eyes open for such as the Morel!
Remember never eat a mushroom unless you are 100% confident that you know what they are and do not use this article as your sole method of identification!
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