Notes: Prior to observing this mushroom I did not know what it was. The property owner identified it, and then I was able to also identify it as Coprinus Comatus (shaggy mane). I haven’t tried it myself however many references identify it as choice edible. You can see from these images that the mushrooms were in various stages of decay which takes place in a matter of just a couple days.
[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:00:40 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Geyserville, Sonoma Co., California, USA’ to ‘Geyserville, California, USA’
Coprinus comatus (O.F. Müll.) Pers. on MyCoPortal
Coprinus comatus on MycoBank
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you are a keen observer, and captured those observations very well.
When I first saw your CA photo tho, and didn’t notice the date, I was a bit shocked to see that mushroom in late June! Definitely a choice edible, and one you don’t want to wait to eat, for obvious reasons! Sometimes that decay process only takes hours…
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Last modified: 2010-08-13 19:00:40 PDT (-0700)
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