Coprinus micaceus
    All too often in the spring when I search for morels, what I find is the Mica Cap  The particles which give this mushroom its name are easily washed off by rain, and I was lucky to get them to show up prominently in this photograph.  Like most Coprinus species it will deliquesce on maturity.
    Although I much prefer Coprinus comatus, this is a good edible.  The flesh is thin and watery, but fried in butter and served on toast it is still a treat, especially early in the spring when you have had no fresh mushrooms for several months.  It frequently fruits in large numbers, so it is easy to gather enough for a meal.
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