Common: Scarlet Waxcap
Latin: Hygrocybe coccinea
Eating notes: Its bright red colour make it useful for adding visual interest to dishes
Preserving: can be dried
Cap: size 2-5cm; colour red; bell shaped.
Gills: colour red with yellow edges; adnate; spacing distant; thick and waxy.
Stem: length 3-5cm; width 0.5-1cm; red, yellowing towards the base.
Flesh: colour yellow-red.
Habitat: found in pasture growing in small groups or rings