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mushroom foraging guide Meadow Waxcap

Names

Common: Meadow Waxcap, Buff Meadow Cap

Latin: Hygrocybe pratensis (previously Cuphophyllus pratensis, Hygrophorus pratensis, Camarophyllus pratensis)

Edibility

Edibility: edible good.

Eating notes: Quite a mild flavour. Firm texture. Benefits from a long slow cooking.

Preserving: can be dried.

Season

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Description

Cap: size 3-8cm; colour apricot; shape convex, later flattened.

Gills: colour pale buff; decurrent; spacing distant; thick and waxy.

Stem: length 2-5cm; width 1-2cm; colour pale buff.

Spores: white.

Flesh: colour pale buff.

Habitat: found in pasture growing in small groups or rings.

Frequency: common.