Wood Canyon, Aliso and Wood Canyon Wilderness Park, Orange County, CA. 12/30/2016. © Peter J. Bryant. Identified by Joanne Schwartz

Red-cap Russula

Russula silvicola

Family: Russulaceae

Found in various parts of North America

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Springtails apparently feeding on cap. Wood Canyon, Aliso and Wood Canyon Wilderness Park, Orange County, CA. 12/30/2016. © Peter J. Bryant. Identified by Joanne Schwartz

Upper Buck Gully, nr Pelican Hill Rd N, Newport Beach, Orange County, CA. 2-7-13. © Ron Vanderhoff

Upper Buck Gully, nr Pelican Hill Rd N, Newport Beach, Orange County, CA. 2-7-13. © Ron Vanderhoff

Upper Buck Gully, nr Pelican Hill Rd N, Newport Beach, Orange County, CA. 2-7-13. © Ron Vanderhoff

Willow Canyon, Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Laguna Beach, Orange County, CA. 12-06-12. Identified by Joanne Schwartz. © Peter J. Bryant

Wood Canyon, Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, Orange County, CA. 01-04-12. © Peter J. Bryant

Willow Canyon, Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Laguna Beach, Orange County, CA. 12-06-12. Identified by Joanne Schwartz. © Peter J. Bryant

Wood Canyon, Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, Orange County, CA. 01-04-12. © Peter J. Bryant

Wood Canyon, Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, Orange County, CA. 01-30-15. © Peter J. Bryant

Wood Canyon, Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, Orange County, CA. 01-30-15. © Peter J. Bryant

Wood Canyon, Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, Orange County, CA. 01-30-15. © Peter J. Bryant

Wood Canyon, Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, Orange County, CA. 01-30-15. © Peter J. Bryant

Wood Canyon, Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, Orange County, CA. 01-30-15. © Peter J. Bryant

Wood Canyon, Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, Orange County, CA. 01-30-15. © Peter J. Bryant