Fly Agaric

(Amanita muscaria)

Fly Agaric
Photo by Megan and Rob Szymczak

Fly Agaric is a common and widespread genus of gilled mushrooms. It is found in late summer and fall, solitary, scattered, or in groups or rings. It grows on the ground under pine, spruce, fir, aspens, and birch.




Distribution Map



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  Kingdom Fungi (fungi)  
  Subkingdom Dikarya  
  Division Basidiomycota (club fungi)  
  Subdivision Agaricomycotina (jelly fungi, yeasts, and mushrooms)  
  Class Agaricomycetes (mushroom-forming fungi)  
  Subclass Agaricomycetidae  
  Order Agaricales (common gilled mushrooms and allies)  
  Suborder Pluteineae  
  Family Amanitaceae (Amanita mushrooms and allies)  
  Tribe Amaniteae  
  Genus Amanita (Amanita mushrooms)  
  Subgenus Amanita  
  Section Amanita  

Subordinate Taxa


American Eastern Yellow Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria var. guessowii)

Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria var. alba)

Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria var. flavivolvata)

Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria var. muscaria)

Peach-colored Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria var. persicina)

Yellow-orange Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria var. formosa)




Common Names

  Fly Agaric  







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Megan and Rob Szymczak

Jay Cooke State Park. On the Silver Creek Trail

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Other Videos
  Fly agaric growing and dying time lapse
Neil Bromhall

Published on Dec 17, 2012

Fly agaric and 'Phallus impudicus' fungi filmed by Neil Bromhall for This Fly agaric 'Aminita muscaria' sequence is material put together filmed over two seasons.

At the end of the sequence a Stink Horn fungi 'Phallus impudicus' grows. It's head smells of rotting flesh to attract flies and other insects. The flies eat the brown spores and fly away, distributing the spores around the forest.

  Amanita Muscaria Mushroom Documentary ; Hunting , Habitat , Drying , Determination (fly agaric)

Published on Oct 13, 2012

Amanita Muscaria Documentary.

  Amanita Muscaria, Fly Agaric, Santa Claus...what's the connection????
The Awakened Brave!

Published on Sep 24, 2015

There are plenty more so have a look around.

  Fly Agaric - Mushrooms
Crimsonrose Lilith

Uploaded on Dec 7, 2011

Amanita Muscaria mushrooms I filmed in an amateur way! Not easy when trying to walk through brambles... Well worth it though.. They are lovely...




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Desiray Lawrence

Location: Ely, MN

Fly Agaric


Location: Fairview Twp.

Fly Agaric

Megan and Rob Szymczak

Location: Jay Cooke State Park

On the Silver Creek Trail

Fly Agaric

Pat Luke and Austin

Location: St. Croix State Park

Fly Agaric





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