Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria)
Essex, England, 1984

Two relatives of the fly agaric are called the 'death cap', and the 'destroying angel'. They kill people. The fly agaric is less poisonous, but still dangerous.

Fly agaric contains a chemical called alpha-amino3-hydroxy-5-isoxazole acetic acid. This induces a distortion in perception of time and space, and is thought by some to have given additional literary inspiration to the already imaginative Lewis Carroll.

Curiouser and curiouser!

Fly Agaric