Scarlet Waxcap

Scarlet Waxcap

Identified with Seek by iNaturalist.

What I’ve learned so far.

 Botanical name: Hygrocybe coccinea (Schaeff.) P. Kumm.

They are gilled so they belong to the order, agaricales.

According to NBNatlas they are a familiar in unimproved grassland.

In my garden, it makes them indicator plants.

Usually, I find them only in the forest. Finding a few in a flowerbed means the soil is too lean for irises and daylilies. The lilac doesn’t seem to mind.

Soil savers

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