Fly Agaric - Amanita muscaria

    Description

    Usually instantly recognisable! Cap 10 to 15 cm across, globose or hemispherical at first then flattening, bright scarlet covered with distinctive white pyramidal warts which may be washed off by rain leaving the cap almost smooth and the colour fades. Poisonous and causes severe indigestion.

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    Habitat

    Heathland and woodland, often with Birch.

    When to see it

    Most commonly found from late summer to late autumn

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map