Swamp bogsaucer photo and description, edible mushroom where it grows, appearance

Appears under birch, sometimes along with an ordinary. The whitish color and characteristic form of gave the bogbee (leccinum holopus) the folk name “ghost of the swamps”.

Where swamp chicks grow

A rare find, but, nevertheless, the mushroom is found from July to September in the European part of Eurasia, Ukraine, Belarus, in mainland Europe, from Scandinavia to Portugal, Spain and Italy, in many parts of North America, subject to the presence of birches, on wet sour wastelands, forest edges and among shrubs.

Etymology of the name

Lectzinum, the generic name, comes from the Old Testamal word “mushroom”. Holopus consists of a prefix of Holo, meaning “whole/complete”, and suffixpus, meaning “leg/base”.

Identification manual (appearance)


Less than many mushrooms-dumplings, a diameter of 4 to 9 cm with a full expansion, remains convex, does not straighten up completely. When wet, the surface is sticky or slightly oily, becomes matte or slightly fiber in dry conditions.

The most common shape of the marsh bog as a small (from 4 to 7 cm) with a white or not quite white hat. Such a mushroom grows under birch in swampy soil almost invariably with sphagnum moss. Brown or greenish hat of a swamp chice, usually with a diameter of up to 9 cm, is found among wet birch forests.

Tubes and pores

Cream-white tubes end in pores with a diameter of 0.5 mm, which are also creamy-white, often with yellow-brown spots. Pores slowly change color to brown during bruises.


The stalk is 4-12 cm high and 2-4 cm in diameter, slightly taps to the top, has a white, pale gray or yellowish-gray surface, covered with dark brown or black-handed scales.

When cutting, a pale pulp either remains whitish along the entire length, or acquires a blue-green hue near the base.  The smell/taste is not distinctive.

Similar to the boletter swamp views

Ordinary subsalesman

An ordinary chice is also found under the birch, it has a brown hat, but sometimes yellowish-brown, stem flesh does not change noticeably when cutting, although sometimes it changes color to a pinkish-red.

Poisonous analogues

The mushroom is edible. Characteristic type, color Leccinum Holopus and the place of growth do not allow it to confuse it with any poisonous mushroom. But still do not lose vigilance, collect mushrooms without a complete identification of the species.

People sometimes confuse all types of boletus with bile mushrooms, which have an unpleasant taste. Poisonous false grooves are blushed on a break, and Leccinum Holopus does not change the color, or become blue-green near the base of the leg.

Gall mushroom

Culinary use of a marsh

In all national cuisines, the marsh sequel is considered a good edible mushroom, and in those places where it grows in abundance, it is used in recipes that are created for a white mushroom, although a white mushroom is better to taste and texture. As an alternative, marsh rods are placed in the dish if not enough white mushrooms.

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