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coprin chevelu

shaggy ink cap

Coprinus comatus

Coprinus comatus or coprin chevelu is a mushroom of many names in English including lawyer's wig, or shaggy mane. Edible and tasty when young and egg shaped, but not once it opens and self destructs, dripping black ink from its cap.


Text © Dana Facaros

Image by Jerzy Opioła