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Sunday, 24 June 2012

Fairy Ring








Marasmius oreades


Seen and photographed at Aachan way, King Cross St, Halifax, today 24/6/2012 by Michael Sykes.





This mushroom is often called the "fairy ring mushroom", since it frequently fruits in rings on lawns, in meadows, and in other grassy places, although other species such as Chlorophyllum molybdites, (which is poisonous and unlikely to be encountered in the UK) and Agaricus campestris, (field mushroom) can also form rings.

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