| Amanita muscaria var. guessowii
|Often found growing in abundance; fairy rings are not uncommon.
|The young gills are protected by a partial veil that falls away as the cap
expands, leaving a skirt-like ring on the stem. Note yellow fringe on ring.
Basal bulb is roundish, often with concentric rings at the base of the stem.
|Yellow Fly Agaric. Poisonous. Found late summer into early fall,
sometimes in spring; growing from ground beneath pine trees. Young
mushrooms (up to 8cm tall; about 3 inches) are completely covered with
a soft cottony material that breaks away, leaving remnants of itself on
the cap as the mushroom grows.
|A large mushroom, with caps reaching up to 7 inches (17.75cm) across.
Colors are variable, ranging from bright yellow to orange. Red tones are
sometimes present, especially at the center of the cap. Caps can also be
pale in color.
|Detailed description at
Studies in the Amanitaceae