Scarlet Waxy Cap
Moist, scarlet cap with waxy, reddish yellow gills; orange-red stalk. Grows on the ground in mixed woods. July–October. Cap conical; scarlet to blood red; texture smooth, moist. Gills broad; spacing close to almost distant; bright reddish yellow; gills attached; thick, but with thin edges, waxy. Stalk sides equal; orange-red, lighter toward the base; texture moist; hollow. Spore print white. Spores magnified are elliptical, smooth.
Lookalikes: Other Hygrocybe species.