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mushroom foraging guide Scarlet Waxcap

Names

Common: Scarlet Waxcap

Latin: Hygrocybe coccinea

Edibility

Edibility: edible.

Eating notes: Its bright red colour make it useful for adding visual interest to dishes

Preserving: can be dried

Season

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Description

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.

Spores: white.

Flesh: colour yellow-red.

Habitat: found in pasture growing in small groups or rings

Frequency: common.