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mushroom foraging guide Shaggy Inkcap

Names

Common: Shaggy Inkcap, Lawyers Wig

Latin: Coprinus comatus

Edibility

Edibility:Edible

Eating notes: Only eat while the gills are still pale and haven't started to deliquesce.

Season

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Description

Cap: 5-12cm high, cylindrical. White, covered in pale fibrous scales.

Gills: Free. Initially white, then turning black and deliquescing.

Stem: Tall, white and hollow. Has a thin loose ring which often falls down the stem.

Spores: Brownish-black

Habitat: On the ground with grass. Common on roadsides and path edges.

Frequency: Very Common