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Shaggy Ink Cap


Common agaric growing in meadows or lawns. At this stage, young, appears in a form of white scaly cylinders protruding from the ground, usually covered and hidden in neighboring plants. Gills are white and tightly packed under the cap. They grow up to 20 cm tall, becoming more and more shaggy; and gills starts to become pink (pic N° 5 and 6). Later on, when the caps open, they start liquifying and becoming black (not shown).


Here, observed on edges of wetland, in a slightly elevated meadow; in an area of mixed use (agricultural fields and some protected wetlands and woods), all located in Geneva lake valley, French side.


When young, these are edible and very appreciated - under the condition to prepare them quickly after harvesting (the fact I did not know yesterday when seeing them...).

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Zlatan Celebic
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Zlatan Celebic

Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Tromelin Island

Lat: 46.27, Long: 6.08

Spotted on May 21, 2019
Submitted on May 22, 2019

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