Vermilion Waxcap - Hygrocybe miniata
A small, bright red, or red-orange mushroom. The cap is typically 1 to 3cm in diameter. Gills are reddish with pale yellow edges, sometimes with a decurrent tooth; broad and fairly distant.
Considered an indicator of high quality unimproved grassland, where artificial fertilisers are not spread.
Usually a species of late summer and autumn.
Widespread but rather local in Britain.
Occasional in suitable locations in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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