Beneath the heaps of autumn mulch and leaves in the forest or near the edge of your yard lies a hidden attraction: Lepista nuda, commonly known as the Wood Blewit, grows surreptitiously in its own habitat, its lovely lilac color often hidden from view.
Finding blewits is often a matter of investigating nothing more than a suspicious bump in the landscape. Good mushroom hunters do these sorts of things. More importantly, they also know how to identify a toxic look-alike Cortinarius