An edible woodland mushroom with a lilac cap and stem, found in both Eurasia and North America.
Laccaria amethystea, family Tricholomataceae, class Hymenomycetes‘The fungi are amethyst deceiver and honey fungus seen in the woods at Purbrook and Jews Ear in Pook Lane.’
- ‘I feel inspired to cook risotto as a pre-starter, using chanterelles and several skinny purple amethyst deceivers that my husband found.’
- ‘These Amethyst Deceivers were growing in Beech leaf litter.’
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