Northern Bushcraft

Indigo Milk Cap

  • cap is blue, up to 15 cm broad, convex and inrolled at the edges.
  • older specimens are greyish-blue and have a depressed center.
  • flesh is indigo colored, staining green when cut.
  • cutting across the gills releases a dark indigo latex which turns green.
  • gills are light blue and descend slightly down the stem.
  • stem is indigo/blue and hollow.
  • grows under conifer and hardwood stands.
  • appears in late summer or fall.
  • taste is mildly bitter or neutral, with no odor; cook before eating.
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