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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. It’s edible, tasty and egg-shaped when young, but not once it opens and self destructs, dripping black ink from its cap.


Text © Dana Facaros

Image by Jerzy Opioła