Scarlet Waxcap - Hygrocybe coccinea

    Description

    Cap 2 to 4 cm. A small, red fungus with a domed cap and orangey-red gill. Stem (stipe) same colour as cap at the top, orange towards the base. Spore print white. 

    Habitat

    On soil in short or mown grass.

    When to see it

    Late summer and autumn

    UK Status

    Occasional but widespread in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map