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botanical name:
Amanita muscaria
Amanita muscaria © Deeproot Plant Base    view larger image
common name:  Fly Agaric
family:  Amanitaceae
characteristics: fungus
height: 0.20m
width: 0.15m
growth rate:
growth habit:
leaf colour:
flower colour:
fruit colour: red
stem/bark: white
main season: Autumn
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: part shade, shade
conditions: moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -25°C
USDA zone: 5 to 8
Very well known and common poisonous fungus. The upper surface of the cap is bright red to orange and has distinctive irregular raised white warts. It is rounded or hemispherical in shape when it first emerges, then expanding and flattening out. The gills are white, as is the stem which is often covered in shaggy volval remnants. The stem has a bulbous base. The fruiting bodies are produced from late summer to late autumn.

Moist, humus rich, usually acidic soil. Most often found in birch and pine forests.

From spores.

Traditionally used to kill or stun flying insects. The cap is broken up into a plate of milk.
The people of Lapland eat the dried caps for their hallucinogenic and intoxicating effects.

other notes:
Powerfully toxic and has caused death.
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