Monday, January 25, 2010
According to Wild About Mushrooms, the cookbook of the Mycological Society of San Francisco, the word blewit is an old English contraction of "blue hat". There are some delicious looking recipes there, too, for those who are so inclined! I don't eat the mushrooms I find. Perhaps I'm a coward, but I'm happy just to be in their presence and to draw or paint them.
An article at Wikipedia Clitocybe nuda can be found in Europe and North America. Apparently, they've been exported to Australia, as well.