Edible, but not recommended.
One of the most beautiful species of Cortinarius; the largest genus of mushrooms.
Description – Convex to flat cap has a rough surface and inrolled margin. Cap and stem are deep purple to almost black. Stem has wooly fibrils and a bulbous base.
Habitat – On the ground or next to rotting logs in older coniferous forests and mixed woods. Solitary or in small groups.