Skyrim is home to many different species of mushrooms and fungi, all having unique properties. They can be found abundantly throughout the many cave systems and underground locations of Skyrim. Some species prefer growing on decaying wood or dying tree roots above ground. They are excellent alchemy ingredients used for the creation of potions and are generally easy to find.
The following have been discovered across all nine holds of Skyrim:
- Bleeding Crown
- Fly Amanita
- Glowing Mushroom
- Imp Stool
- Mora Tapinella
- Namira's Rot
- Scaly Pholiota
- Swamp Fungal Pod
- White Cap
- Giant Mushrooms (non-interactive)
Found directly south of Knifepoint Ridge, there is a small cluster of White Caps and rocks that create a perfect circle, known as a Fairy Ring. The center of this formation contains a copy of "Father of the Niben" and a leveled staff.
There is another Fairy Ring, wider but less dense one, consisting of many different species of fungi. It can be found in the woods north-east of Bilegulch Mine or south-west of Fort Sungard. It might be hard to find thus another relatively characteristic landmark is a Dragon Burial Mound in the very near vicinity. The easiest way to get there is to go to Fort Sungard and jump off the southern wall, be advised it is a quite high jump. Next, cross the paved road and head uphill on the Bilegulch Mine direction. After few steps there will a Dragon Burial Mound to the left and 5 steps further the multi-fungal Fairy Ring.
Giant fungi can be found in various damp locations around Skyrim. The ancient Dwemer ruin Irkngthand contains a few species of giant fungi including large glowing mushrooms. The Dwemer ruins of Blackreach are forested with giant glowing mushrooms. Darkfall Cave contains a good amount of large fungi.