Name: Destroying Angel
Scientific name: Amanita virosa
Nature Stars: 70
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