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|Latin name: Coprinus comatus|
Size: Grows to 30cms tall, and around 5cms in diameter.
Distribution: Found throughout the UK.
Months seen: May to November.
Habitat: Meadows, woodland edges and road verges.
Special features: The long scaly cap of the shaggy ink cap is sometimes called the 'lawyer's wig', for obvious reasons. The white gills inside go black with age and then start to decompose.
The black inky fluid which then drips out, gives the fungi its name.
Pic taken in the graveyard of St Helens Church Sefton
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