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mushroom foraging guide Fly Agaric

Names

Common: Fly Agaric

Latin: Amanita muscaria

Edibility

Edibility:Poisonous

Season

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Description

Cap: 10-20cm red with white warty scales. Convexed at first later flat.

Gills: White, free, crowded and broad.

Stem: White with a large hanging ring and bulbous base.

Spores: White

Flesh: White and firm

Habitat: In groups on the ground. Associated with particularly with birch but also found with other trees (both broad leaf and connifers).

Frequency: Very Common