One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An edible woodland mushroom with a lilac cap and stem, found in both Eurasia and North America.
Laccaria amethystea, family Tricholomataceae, class Hymenomycetes
- ‘These Amethyst Deceivers were growing in Beech leaf litter.’
- ‘I feel inspired to cook risotto as a pre-starter, using chanterelles and several skinny purple amethyst deceivers that my husband found.’
- ‘The fungi are amethyst deceiver and honey fungus seen in the woods at Purbrook and Jews Ear in Pook Lane.’
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