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Amanita muscaria


Red caps, white spots on top, white stalks, white gills, fairly large mushrooms (about six inches high, 8 inches in diameter).


"Amanita muscaria is a cosmopolitan mushroom, native to conifer and deciduous woodlands throughout the temperate and boreal regions of the Northern Hemisphere." (wikipedia quote) I found these mushroom under my chestnut trees, which are in the middle of a douglas fir and hemlock forest.


I've lived in Western Washington all my life, and I have never seen mushrooms like these (other than in books). They're so pretty!

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Hoquiam, Washington, USA

Spotted on Nov 16, 2013
Submitted on Mar 3, 2014


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