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- n. large genus of agarics that have white spore and contain a white or milky juice when cut or broken; includes both edible and poisonous species
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If it is any other species of lactarius and you find its picture on this Swedish site, you are welcome to either post it here or email me and I'll tell you what Swedish mycologists and foodies think about its edibility and culinary valors.
These are always up before saffron milk caps lactarius deliciosis which are the autumn mushrooms we prize above all others.
Funnily we don't often pick field mushrooms (agaricus spp.), mostly we get slippery jacks (suillus luteus) and saffron milk caps (lactarius deliciosus) and we have a couple of secret spots where we find birch mushrooms (leccinum scabrum).
Fr. -- The indigo blue lactarius is a very striking and easily recognized plant because of the rich indigo blue color so predominant in the entire plant.
= -- This species is by some termed the orange brown lactarius because of its usual color.
= Lactarius fuliginosus = Fr. -- The smoky or dingy lactarius occurs in woods and open grassy places.
Copyright.] = Lactarius lignyotus = Fr. -- This is known as the sooty lactarius and occurs in woods along with the smoky lactarius.