Fly Agaric - Amanita muscaria


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.

Identification difficulty

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


Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map