Hare's-foot Inkcap - Coprinus lagopus
It is a delicate and short-lived fungus, the fruit bodies lasting only a few hours before dissolving into a black ink - a process called deliquescence. The vague resemblance of the young fruiting body to the paw of a white rabbit has earned this species the common name Hare's-foot Inkcap.
C. lagopus grows solitarily or in groups on wood chips, compost heaps, vegetable refuse, or horse dung.
Early autumn to mid winter.
Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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