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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Don't Eat Me!

This red capped American Caesar's mushroom was almost at full bloom, when I stumbled upon it in October. The little cherry nipple on this Caesarea looked good enough to eat, although it is not recommended because it can be confused with the red and orange forms of the poisonous Fly Agaric mushroom.

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Date Taken: 10.2015
Date Uploaded: 07.2016
Photo Location: Wake Forest, North Carolina, United States of America
Camera: iPhone 6 Plus
Copyright: © Trevor Holland