Meadow Waxcap - Hygrocybe pratensis
The 3 to 8 cm cap is a tawny or pinky-orange colour and waxy, with gills and stipe a couple of shades lighter. The gills are slightly decurrent (running down the stem)
It can be found in fields, pastures and areas of grassland that have not had too much interference.
Late summer and autumn
Often occurs in groups.
Infrequent but widespread in Britain.
Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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