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|Species: Hygrocybe conica|
Witch’s Hat mushroom is a red, orange, and yellow in color and between 1/2" and 2 1/2" wide. The stalk is 2-4" long and hollow. The cap is rounded with a narrow point, and will bruise black.
Habitat & Range
The mushroom can be found from spring to fall. They are common throughout North America underneith hardwoods or conifers. They are saprophytic, beaking down organic material.
As they age and become more bruised, they are more black in color.
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