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UffUff SW Scotland but born in DerbyshirePosts: 2,148
Can anyone ID this fungi please? The cap is about the size of a two pence piece and it's about 2in high. Growing in the open, no trees nearby, in grass on the edge of the beach, seen on Mull last week. 

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  • LunarSeaLunarSea Cheshire / Derbyshire borderPosts: 648
    Looks like a waxcap to me, probably Hygrocybe coccinea. Very common in fields & lawns.
  • steephillsteephill Posts: 2,475
    Looks like a Scarlett Waxcap, Hygrocybe coccinea.
  • UffUff SW Scotland but born in DerbyshirePosts: 2,148
    Thank you both. Having the ID I looked it up to find out more about it. I see that it's edible as are most of the wax caps, none being poisonous but one or two might cause nausea. That's great, another one under my belt, so to speak, I'll know what it is the next time I see one. 
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