Lacrymaria lacrymabunda Coprinaceae Weeping Widow

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Lacrymaria lacrymabunda Weeping Widow. The sad name of this fungus refers to habit of the gills in wet weather which exude drops of water. Also the edge of the cap retains the edge of the veil, hanging down in ragged fibrils. Under these dark fibres the cap is brown and reaches 12-14cm in diameter. It often occurs in clumps or troops, in grassland, gardens, graveyards and parks. It is not common most years in Guernsey, and is edible, preferably when young, or it will be black and soggy!

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