Northern Bushcraft

Shaggy Mane

  • cap is up to 15 cm broad, narrow, cylindrical, white, and covered in thin, shaggy red/brown scales.
  • older specimens have a cap that is bell-shaped.
  • flesh is white.
  • gills are narrowly attached to the stem and white/grey when young.
  • the flesh and gills of older specimens liquefies into a black inky mass.
  • partial veil leaves a ring on the white stem.
  • grows scattered or grouped together in grassy areas covering decomposing wood.
  • appears in early spring and late fall.
  • has a pleasant taste with no odor; cook before eating.
  • warning: only eat specimens that have elongated, cylindrical caps or have blackening gills in order to avoid confusion with other shaggy/scaly white mushrooms that may not be edible.
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