A pop of colour on my summer holiday in Ontario was this gorgeous little Amanita muscaria var. guessowii.
After a heavy duty thunder and lightning show complete with downpour of rain, this little beauty appeared.
It was June 30, 2015 and I was starting to believe the cottage grounds were a treasure trove of mushrooms.
July 1, 2015 and the little button burst out into a sunshine of colour. Gotta love it!
About The Amanita muscaria var. guessowii
Amanita muscaria var. guessowii is found growing solitary or gregariously, it is mycorrhizal with conifers mostly but also deciduous trees as well, it is found often in the fall but sometimes in the spring, common in the northeast, from eastern Canada to North Carolina west to Michigan. Amanita muscaria var. guessowii, commonly known as the North American Eastern Yellow Fly Agaric is a basidiomycete fungus of the genus Amanita.
More information: Amanita muscaria var. guessowii: Wikipedia