Northern Bushcraft

Yellow-gilled Russula

  • cap is up to 7cm wide, convex, smooth, bright yellow, sticky to the touch.
  • older specimens have a planar cap with a depressed center with small radiating furrow-lines at the cap-edges.
  • gills are brittle, yellow and attached directly to the stem.
  • flesh is white, fragile, does not change color when bruised.
  • stem is smooth, dry, white, non-tapering, not bruising grey.
  • grows in groups or scattered under paper birch and other hardwoods.
  • appears in summer and fall.
  • has a mild taste with an apricot-like odor; cook before eating.
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