Fly Agaric

Name: Fly Agaric

Scientific name: Amanita muscaria

Category: Fungi

Nature Stars: 60

What are nature stars?

About: Grows in pine and birch woodland. Poisonous.

How to identify: Probably the most familiar fungus, with the familiar red cap with white spots.

Where: Widespread.

Fantastic fact: This is the 'toadstool' of fairy tales.

Photograph credit: Scott Petrek

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