Shaggy Ink-cap mushrooms

Shaggy Ink-Cap mushrooms, Strathspey

I found this patch of Shaggy Ink-Caps in a shady  woodland .  Newly formed they are fresh and white, with a characteristic scaly appearance.  As the cap grows and matures it starts turning black and dissolves into a black ink, thus exposing fresh spores.

Young specimens can be sliced lengthways and fried in butter – and also make excellent soup.

Please  take care to positively identify mushrooms.  “All mushrooms are edible – once”

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