The Deceiver

Laccaria laccata

The Deceiver (Laccaria laccata)

The Deceiver (Laccaria laccata)

This is a very variable and changeable mushroom depending on the weather conditions and its age. The cap grows up to 6cm across, and it can be red, orange, salmon pink, whitish or brown. The gills are deep and broad, and again vary in colour like the cap. The spores are white.

The Deceiver (Laccaria laccata)

The Deceiver (Laccaria laccata)

It can be seen June to November, and is usually found in large troops in woodland, often along rides, or on heaths. Very common and widespread.

The Deceiver (Laccaria laccata)

Photograph of The Deciever (Laccaria laccata) taken November 2011, nature reserve, Staffordshire. © Pete Hillman 2011. Camera used Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38.

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