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Lactarius torminosus   (Woolly Milkcap)
North America, Europe
Cap 4-12 cm diameter, stem 4-8 cm tall * 1-2 cm thick
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Lactarius torminosus, also known as Woolly Milkcap, is a largish, salmon-pink, distinctively woolly agaric that exudes milk that stays white. The mushroom is mycorrhizal with birch and often found in open, grassy sites.

Cap at first round with a slightly depressed center and rolled-in margin. Then shallow to severely funnel-shaped. It has a shaggy surface that has zones in shades of orange and orange-brown. Gills are pallid buff or salmon, extending downward, narrow, and crowded. Spores are pale yellowish cream. Stem is similarly colored as the cap but more pallid. It is short, smooth more or less equal or tapering at both ends. The mushroom has no ring.

Lactarius torminosus on the web site.

Many mushrooms are poisonous and some are lethally poisonous. It can be very hard to distinguish between an edible and a poisonous mushroom. We recommend, because of this, that you don't eat wild mushrooms at all, and this site does not contain any information about the edibility or toxicity of the mushrooms listed here.

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