Fly agaric by Ed Parnell 1/10
Fly agaric by Mark Ollett 2/10
Fly agaric by Peter Dent 3/10
Fly agaric by Alan Garrard 4/10
Fly agaric by Peter Dent 5/10
Fly agaric after the rain by Elizabeth Dack 6/10
Fly agaric by Kevin Murphy 7/10
Fly agaric by Bob Ward 8/10
Fly agaric by Julian Thomas 9/10
Fly agaric by Liz Morris 10/10

Fly Agaric Amanita muscaria

This highly poisonous mushroom, when fully-grown, has a plate-like pillar-box red cap, white spots and white gills which all render this toadstool a particularly recognisable fungus.

Conservation status

This species of fungi is not rare or threatened.

Related questions & advice

How can I tell whether a fungus is edible or poisonous?
What is the difference between a toadstool and a mushroom?
How can I find out more about fungi?
How many species of fungi occur in Norfolk?


Did you know?

The name fly agaric is believed to originate from its use as an insecticide when the mushroom is mixed with milk.

How to recognise
Where to see
When to see
Find out more
How to help
Share this