Destroying Angel

Name: Destroying Angel

Scientific name: Amanita virosa

Category: Fungi

Nature Stars: 70

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About: Grows on the ground in mixed woodland. VERY POISONOUS.

How to identify: An entirely white toadstool. Mushrooms and toadstools are very difficult to identify, and you should never pick or eat them.

Where: Widespread, but scarce.

Fantastic fact: The Roman Emperor Claudius was killed by eating the Destroying Angel.

Photograph credit: Stephanie Davidson


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