"Even the homely wood blewits"

Wood Blewit
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeWood Blewit - Credit: John Fielding
 Wood Blewits are edible mushrooms.  They grow in Europe, North America and recently, parts of Australia.  Their name comes from an old English word for 'blue'; the mushroom often has a blueish base and stem, which grows darker and reddish with age.  Much care should be taken when gathering them for cooking, as they closely resemble some poisonous species; they must also never be eaten raw, as in this state they are indigestible.