Northern Bushcraft

Saffron Milk Cap

  • cap is up to 15cm wide, convex shaped with an incurved margin, carrot-orange with greenish hues, sticky when wet.
  • flesh is faintly tinted orange, greenish stains appear with age.
  • gills are bright orange and descend on the stem, staining green.
  • cutting the gills releases a carrot-colored latex that stains green.
  • stem is light organge, staining green.
  • grows singly or scattered in areas with conifers.
  • appears in late sumer and fall.
  • mild to slightly scrid taste with an indistinct odor; cook before eating.
  • edible lookalike is Lactarius thyinos, which grows in northern cedar bogs and is similar in appearance but with a white stem, flesh that lacks green stains, and and an orange latex that stains red.
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