Waxcap

WAXCAPS

Partner organisation: Association of British Fungus Groups

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Waxcap wow factor- Churchyards may be the last refuge for grassland fungi in some parts of Britain

Waxcaps are beautiful little mushroom-shaped fungi in bright shiny colours such as red, pink, orange and yellow. They appear in old, short-mown grassland that has never been ploughed, reseeded or treated with chemicals. As you can imagine this sort of grassland is becoming increasingly rare but can still be found in old churchyards! Over 20 different sorts of waxcap fungi can occur in a single burial site.

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