Conical Waxy Cap is also called witch’s hat, and for good reason. Note the pointed tip on this colorful “waxcap” mushroom. These photos show a small witch’s hat as it first appears, and then a fully developed one. The mushroom cap is yellow-orange to scarlet red. It has waxy gills and produces a white spore print. All parts of this mushroom bruise black.
This mushroom can be found in summer and fall growing on the forest floor. It feeds on decaying organic matter.