Scarlet (Elf) Cup

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The mushroom Scarlet (Elf) Cup (Sarcoscypha austriaca) grows in fallen and rotting alder branches and the the fruit bodies emerge very early in spring.
(2004-03-31)

Note that the cups are somewhat translucent so that sunlight makes the underside look red.

Scarlet (Elf) Cup

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They don't always look nice and clean
(2004-04-06)

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