Lactarius hygrophoroides

Common Name: Hygrophorous Milky


Substrate: Ground

Location: Ground

Spore Color: White

Gill Color: White to cream

Milk Color: White


The main character to look for with this mushroom are the widely spaced gills. They exude a white latex that does not stain. 

Said to be a choice edible.


Lactarius volemus has closely spaced gills and a latex that stains things brown. Lactarius corrugus has a corrugated cap.


Lactarius hygrophorides

Lactarius hygrophorides

8/28/12 - Shades State Park - Waveland, IN

Lactarius hygrophoroides

Lactarius hygrophoroides

Lactarius hygrophoroides

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


Other Sightings:

9/29/12 - Ross Hills Park - West Lafayette, IN