Story: Poisonous plants and fungi

Fly agaric

Fly agaric

With their distinctive blood red cap, flecked with white tissue, fly agarics can be seen in autumn in pine plantations. They contain hallucinatory poisons, and death can result quickly if they are eaten.

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Photograph by Alastair McLean

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Poisonous plants and fungi - Poisonous fungi', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/9792/fly-agaric (accessed 21 October 2017)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Sep 2007