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Lactarius glaucescens

Lactarius glaucescens

Common Name: Peppery Milky


Substrate: Ground

Location: Hardwood Forests

Spore Color: White

Gill Color: White


As the name suggests, this mushroom has a hot peppery taste when you try a peice of the flesh. It is often found along trails in well disturbed ground. The mushroom has an all white cap and stem. When you cut the gills, it should exude a white milky latex that soon turns a greenish color. Close gills.


Lactarius piperatus is very similar, but exudes a white latex when it is damaged that does not discolor green. Lactarius deceptivus has a scaly cap. Russula brevipes does not exude a latex when cut.


Lactarius glaucescens

9/15/12 - McCormicks Creek SP - Spencer, IN

Lactarius glaucescens

7/30/11 - Hoosier National Forest