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.

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    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
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