This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
- Common Name(s):
- Gemmed Amanita, Jeweled Deathcap
- Poisonous Plants
This species is similar to Amanita muscaria, A. pantherina, and A. cothurnata, and, apparently, interbreeds with them. These species do occur in North Carolina but apparently not as commonly as A. gemmata and A. muscaria.
- Cap yellow to pinkish yellow, covered with small to medium white scales or warts; gills white, close, not attached to the stalk; stalk white with a bulbous base with a distint collar; annulus white, fragile, often disappearing with age, located near the top of the stalk; spore print white
- USA, NC
- Throughout NC
- Poison Part:
- Poison Delivery Mode:
- Person may appear intoxicated or have visual hallucinations 3 minutes to 3 hours after eating; other reactions include nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhea, irregular and slow heart beat, agitation, and in exceptionally rare cases of severe poisoning, coma, convulsions, and death.
- NOT EDIBLE!
- HIGHLY TOXIC, MAY BE FATAL IF EATEN!
- Found in:
- Forest or natural area, landscape; single or in small groups in mixed hardwood-conifer forests, or in pure pine stands
NCCES plant id: 958