Milk Cap Mushrooms, Lactarius/Lactifluus
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Lactarius mushrooms exude a milky latex when broken, sometimes the
latex changes color when exposed to air. Flesh is very brittle, often staining.
Taste mild to very acrid (peppery). Spore prints range from white, buff to
yellow. Found growing from the ground in woods, summer and fall. Always
note trees near collections as
Lactarius mushrooms form symbiotic
(mycorrhizal) relationships with trees.