Belongs to: amanita family

The blusher amanita rubescens


Best time to see: mid Sep to end Oct

Key facts

A pinkish-brown mushroom whose white flesh turns pink when exposed, giving it its name; cap up to 15cm, stem up to 130cm

A very common woodland species

Edible, but must be cooked and the liquid thrown away; easily confused with similar poisonous species

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Photo © Tony Gunton

Photo © Tony Gunton