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mushroom foraging guide Saffron Milkcap

Names

Common: Saffron Milkcap

Latin: Lactarius deliciosus

Edibility

Edibility:Good

Eating notes: Dishes made from this mushroom will be bright orange!

Season

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Description

Cap: 5-15cm Saffron with concentric darker bands. Depressed with inrolled margin.

Gills: Slightly decurrent. Saffron.

Stem: Paler than the cap with darker depressed spots.

Spores: Pinkish cream.

Flesh: Yellowish. Releases an orange latex on cutting.

Habitat: On the ground with pines

Frequency: Frequent