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Fragments from Floyd

What Color Is This Mushroom?

In Alabama, we’d say it was ray-ud.

All I know is that on an overcast chilly day last week, it was dazzling in its contrast to an otherwise lifeless monochrome forest floor already starting to get its carpet of fallen leaves.

This lovely fall fungus is known by some as scarlet hood or scarlet wax cap.

We call it that ray-ud one that comes up on the middle path in the late summer when the leaves begin to fall.

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