Scarlet Waxcap

Scarlet Waxcap
Hygrocybe coccinea fungi found in forest in 2017

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

By Joanne McKinnon

Indie author and publisher. Artist and gardener.