Crimson Waxcap  (Hygrocybe punicea)

Edibility

Edibility: edible.

Preserving: can be dried.

Season

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Description

Cap: size 3-5cm; colour red; shape bell.

Gills: colour yellow; adnex; spacing distant; thick and waxy.

Stem: length 5-12cm; width 1-2cm; colour yellow with a red flush.

Spores: white.

Flesh: colour yellow.

Habitat: found in pasture growing in small groups or rings

Frequency: common.


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