The Shaggy mane mushroom (Coprinus comatus) is a species of edible mushroom in the family Coprinaceae.
Its hat is cylindrical in shape with a length of 2-7 inches. It is white in color and its surface is rough, over time starting from the bottom and breaking down into a black inky structure.
It usually occurs in small groups in meadow areas. The spore print is black, its spores are elliptic, 2-7 inches in size.
It tastes pretty good, younger samples taste better, older samples contain a lot of water.
In rare cases, it has been reported that it can cause discomfort when taken with alcohol.