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amanite rougissante


Blusher (Amanita rubescens), found in South Bohemia, Czech Republic

Amanita rubescens is a fairly common edible amanita found in forests, which is tasty, but needs to be well cooked. They turn pink when cut, hence the name. It’s rare to find one before the insects get to it first.

It can easily be mistaken for the deadly poisonous amanitas, and should be left strictly alone by amateurs.

Also known in French as amanite vineuse, amanite rougeâtre, golmotte, golmette or golmelle.


Text © Dana Facaros

Image by Karelj