Fly Agaric

Latin name: Amanita muscaria

The fly agaric is a very poisonous fungi occurring in the Yorkshire Dales. It is found growing on the ground in various types of woodland associated with silver birch trees between September and November. The cap is 8–20cm across, bright scarlet covered with distinctive white pyramidal warts which may be washed off by rain leaving the cap almost smooth before the colour fades. The gills and stem are white.

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