Scarlet Waxcap - Hygrocybe coccinea
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.
On soil in short or mown grass.
Late summer and autumn
Occasional but widespread in Britain.
Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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