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Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Amethyst Deceiver

These lovely little mushrooms appear in forests at this time of year..



And although edible most people don't regard them very highly, luckily I'm not most people. I've had them in omelettes quite often and I really like them, but then as purple is my favourite colour it's no wonder I like them.

Purple is the colour of magic and royalty and Irish legend had it that these little mushrooms got their purple colour when Iubdán, king of the fairies of Ulster, touched the stem of a white mushroom when he sheltered underneath one in a heavy rainstorm, being fairy royalty and a possessor of fairy magic the mushroom turned purple and they have remained so ever since.

2 comments:

  1. We must not have them in my neck of the woods; at least I've never seen them.

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  2. They are very small Gorges, you may need to look carefully but they are worth the finding!

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