I found a shaggy mane mushroom

Hey dear Hive friends! This week I went on a trip to the forest and I would like to share my impressions and pictures of a mushroom I found with you! The weather in the last few days has been relatively humid and that's why I was able to find more mushrooms, the mushroom season has started here.


The fungus seen here is called shaggy mane and the scientific name is Coprinus comatus. This mushroom is native to Europe and has a long history. Shaggy mane can usually be found in meadows or in forests and the fungus usually grows in groups.



It is a popular edible mushroom which also has medicinal properties and is therefore also a good vital mushroom. The mushroom is rich in active ingredients such as magnesium, iron, potassium, vitamin B, vitamin C and others. The mushroom is also used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and is known for its positive effect on blood sugar.



I was also lucky enough to find an old shaggy mane and in following photos you can see the ink-like appearance very well. In ancient times, this fungus was used to make ink. For the production of the ink, the extracted liquid of the fungus was used and mixed with clove oil and gum arabic. As the mushrooms get older, they are no longer edible.



Thanks for stopping by and I hope you liked my post, I took the photos with my iPhone 12.