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.

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