Scarlet Waxy Cap
Several little flushes of this popping in the duff under bay.
This was the largest specimen of dozens observed nearby.
Color on the redwood litter of Purissima Redwood Open Space, near Half Moon Bay, California.
Hygrocybe punicea, sometimes called Crimson- or Scarlet Waxy Cap, is a colourful member of the genus Hygrocybe, the waxcaps, found across Northern Europe. Originally described as Hygrophorus puniceus, it is the largest member of the genus.