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Inky Cap - Coprinus atramentarius

Inky Cap Mushroom
Coprinus atramentarius

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Inky Cap Mushroom
Sept. 16, 2008 - Higley Flow, Colton, NY

Grows from the roots of trees and shrubs at their base - or from buried wood. These were found growing where wood was buried in sandy fill against a house foundation.

Caps are thin and fragile and dissolve into an inky mess as they age.

EDIBLE: when young - before they begin to dissolve - best to avoid them
CAUTION - mildly poisonous with, before and after drinking alcohol. (about 5 days)

Inky Cap Mushroom
The A1 crushed stone is about 3 inches deep. The pig was just looking for trouble.