Waxcaps in the meadows

There are Waxcaps in the meadows in Devon: Meadow Waxcaps.

I’m looking through some old photographs of fungi and see these Meadow Waxcaps.

Hygrocybe pratensis - Deer Park Farm - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

I’ve blogged about Meadow Waxcaps before:

Killerton and the Meadow Waxcaps

Here they are in Coloured Figures of English Fungi or Mushrooms by James Sowerby from 1797:

Hygrocybe pratensis - The Hall of Einar

Just glancing underneath I can see the gills on which the spores are produced:

Hygrocybe pratensis - Deer Park Farm - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

What an incredible pattern.

Hygrocybe pratensis - Deer Park Farm - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

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