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Inkcap, Shaggy (Coprinus comatus)
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Inkcap, Shaggy (Coprinus comatus)

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The inkcap in the photo above is a young fungi.
ound throughout the UK, May - November in meadows, woodland edges and road verges. Also known as the 'Lawyers wig' The white gills inside go black with age and then start to decompose. The black inky fluid which then drips out, gives the fungi its name.

Edible.Literature states that it is best eaten whilst the gills are still white

IMPORTANT: Do not attempt to eat fungi unless you have a positive identification.

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