Belongs to: fungi

Magpie fungus Coprinus picaceus

Best time to see: mid Sep to mid Nov

Key facts

An ink cap (i.e. the cap self-digests) with a dark bell-shaped cap with white patches, standing up to 20 cm tall

Found in deciduous woods, and mainly under beech trees

Unpleasant-smelling and said to be poisonous

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© Tony Gunton