They got their name because it was believed that witch’s used this for their spells of evil which is a myth or is it?
Defenses MechanismThey spray poisonous gas at anyone who steps on them. The gas releases from their caps and sprays it up. It can cause lasting harm if someone is sprayed multiple times.
They have a purple cap and a violet stem which certain animals like the Saffron-Scaled Quoll and Panena’s can’t see.
Growth Rate & Stages
It takes a year for these mushrooms to grow into their final stage. They start off as just roots which takes a few months to grow into a little mushroom. Then they reach there final stages.
Ecology and Habitats
They prefer places like forests and caves where there is plenty of nutrients. They grow into groups of 1 to 3 depending on the environment. The Mellow Woods is an example of being very warm so they grow in groups of 3. A spot for cold like the Creepy Woodlands and the Ingercook Hollow is an example of which the mushrooms to grow singular. The weather doesn’t affect them as much.
3 to 5 inches
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Dr Emily Vair-Turnbull
Ooo, pretty purple mushroom! I love that you've kept it a mystery as to whether they were actually used for spells.