Scarlet Waxcap - Hygrocybe coccinea


Cap 2 to 4 cm. A small, red fungus with a domed cap and orangey-red gill. Stem (stipe) same colour as cap at the top, orange towards the base. Spore print white. 

Identification difficulty

On soil in short or mown grass.

When to see it

Late summer and autumn

UK Status

Occasional but widespread in Britain.

VC55 Status

Occasional 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