Jubilee Waxcap / Autumn / Winter / Inedible
Hygrocybe / Gliophorus reginae
On untended grasslands, like fields and pastures or graveyards also known to occur in damp open woods.
This striking lilac to pink slimy waxcap is very rare and shouldn’t be picked but photographed in situ. It like many other waxcaps prefers open fields to the woodland and prefers land that has not been treated or regularly mowed. There is nothing you could mix this waxcap up with as its colours make it incredibly recognisable.
Identifying Features for Jubilee Waxcap:
Pink a violet/purple the cap is very slimy and convex but will begin to flatten with age retaining an umbo or boss in the centre.
The pale pink stem is slimy.
Pink with pale greys and browns and are widely spaced. There are present transverse ‘gills’ running between the main gills. The gills are not slimy.
Indistinct mushroom smell
This mushroom is deemed inedible and has no medicinal benefits
This is an inedible mushroom and is also very slimy which makes them not only hard to pick but difficult to cook and make palatable.
This is found from September to December. however, this is inedible and is also quite rare due to habitat loss. It is best to leave this mushroom in situ.
This mushroom is deemed inedible. it is also incredibly slimy!
There is really nothing that looks like this mushroom it is very distinctive. So you shouldn’t mix this up with any other mushroom.