Meadow puffball (Lycoperdon depressum)

  • Division: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
  • Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
  • Subclass: Agaricomycetidae (Agaricomycetes)
  • Order: Agaricales (Agaric or Lamellar)
  • Family: Agaricaceae (Champignon)
  • Genus: Lycoperdon (Raincoat)
  • Type: Lycoperdon pratense (Meadow puffball)
  • Vascellum field (Vascellum pretense)
  • Vascellum meadow (A depressed vessel)
  • Field raincoat (Lycoperdon pratense)

External Description

Rounded fruiting body, 2-4 cm in diameter, slightly tapering towards the base, first white, then turning yellow, becoming olive-brown during ripening. At the top, there is a hole for rashing spores. Short leg. Firm flesh with mild flavor. Olive brown spore powder.


While white, the mushroom is edible.


Grows on lawns, pastures, meadows.


Summer – late autumn.

Similar species

Similar to other small raincoats.

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