Location: Colorado, San Juan Mountains Spore Print: Black Edibility: Edible Color: White
Habitat: Commonly grows on Roadsides, Disturbed Ground, and Lawns. It is commonly found in city parks. These pictured were found in the San Juan Mountains near Wolf Creek.
The Coprinus Mushroom known as the Shaggy Mane is a fine edible mushroom. It must be cooked right away after it is picked otherwise it will turn to black ink very quickly. They are great fried in batter (rocky mountain calamari), or used in gravies and sauces. They do not store well in the refrigerator. This is a good mushroom for beginners as its very easy to identify. Deliquescing (liquifying to ink) with age.