Meadow Wax Cap (Hygrocybe pratensis)

One of the more common wax caps, the Meadow Wax Cap starts with the familiar conical shape that most wax caps start with but it opens up beyond this so that the edges start to turn upwards creating a wavy edge. You can still see the top of the original cone in the centre.

With a lovely soft brown colouring and waxy finish to the top of the cap the Meadow Wax Cap is an attractive fungus and it is, apparently, good to eat too!

Found in the autumn like most fungi, the Meadow Wax Cap is usually in pasture and so lives up to its common name. It's scientific name is pratensis which means 'of pasture'.

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