Belongs to: fungi

Emetic russula Russula emetica

Also known as: the sickener


Best time to see: mid Aug to mid Nov

Key facts

A blood-red mushroom (sometimes washed out by rain) with a stout white stem, first rounded then opening flat

Also known as the sickener, because it causes severe stomach upsets

Grows under pine trees

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Photo © Tony Gunton