Fungi flush: lawyers’ wigs

Fungi flush: lawyers' wigs

Autumn is the peak season for fungi, sometimes called the funi flush, especially a damp autumn like we are having this year. One of the species which is doing quite well, as it often does, is lawyer’s wig, alias shaggy inkcaps or more formally Coprinus comatus. They are large enough to be noticeable – the caps two to four inches tall or occasionally more.