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Lactarius deliciosus

Lactarius deliciosus
(Saffron Milk Cap)


Grows on the ground in the woods. Usually found at higher elevations near spruce and willow near marshy areas.


Stains bluish green on the stalk when bruised. Gills turning bluish green with age. There are several sub-species found in Colorado. Those include Lactarius rubrilacteus (fir?) and Lactarius barrowsii (pale, found with ponderosa). Many people love them. I find the texture to be much different than other mushrooms and somewhat grainy and flavorless.



Spore Print

White to Yellow




Yellow to Orange

Last Updated

May 03 2022 11:19 AM

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