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September is National Mushroom Month. There are many toxic mushrooms so don't take them unless you know what you are doing. -- This mushroom is pretty, but very toxic.( common sense should prevail !! This clearly has distinct possibility to be toxic as obvious bright red in colour / innocent brown ones can be as deadly !! If no real expert to confirm edible / obviously if in doubt /leave it out !! Instead enjoy your walk in the woods and stay safe / Health and safety matters as location…

Hygrocybe punicea, sometimes called Crimson or Scarlet Waxy Cap, is a colourful member of the genus Hygrocybe, the waxcaps, found across Northern Europe. It's the largest member of the genus, w an initially bell-shaped, and later flattening. The spore print is white. The ringless stipe is up 5–9 cm high and 2 cm wide, red w a paler yellow or whitish base. The flesh is whitish. It has a wide distribution in grasslands across Laos, and in woodland in North America.