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Common Name:Scarlet Elf Cup
Genus / Species:Sarcoscypha coccinea

Willamette River Greenway - Spring Valley Access - - - March 4, 2014

Notes:This is a brightly colored cup fungus of 2-5 cm wide. It is not thought to be edible. This is one of the first mushrooms to look for in the spring.
Reference:Peterson Field Guide to Mushrooms North America by McKnight & McKnight / The Great Encyclopedia of Mushrooms by Lamaison & Polese / Mushrooms Demystified by Arora