Hygrocybe pratensis Tricholomataceae Meadow Waxcap

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Hygrocybe pratensis, Meadow Waxcap. This is one of the commonest Waxcaps, also one of the largest, and also the one most tolerant to artificial fertilisers. Therefore, it can be found in fields and gardens and most areas of short grassland that have not had too much interference. The cap is a pinky-orange, with gills and stipe a couple of shades lighter. The gills are slightly decurrent (running down the stem). They often occur in groups, and are edible. Common in Guernsey.

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