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Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria)
This species may be recognized from illustrations in children's books, as the classical fairy or gnome mushroom or toadstool, (more often in red). It may be the source of the folk term "toadstool" as it was once thought that handling toads would give you warts, and if a toad sat on a mushroom, it would develop warts as well...hence toadstool.
The Fly Agaric is poisonus, but will not cause death in humans. The poison was once used to kill house flies.
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