Geastrum elegans

Range & Status

Evidently a very rare species in the British Isles, and perhaps now extinct here. Recorded in the past from only six widespread sites with only one record for the twentieth century, St. Martin' s in the Isles of Scilly in 1947. It occurs on sandy soil, usually in coastal areas, in grassland or dunes. This species is listed on the UK BAP Priority Species (2007) list.