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Fungi Finds: Indigo Milky

September 19, 2008

Chers Amis,

You may have noticed that my fungi posts have almost disappeared thanks to the drought still gripping our backyard and the rest of Georgia. Our poor fungi garden has suffered greatly so we were very excited to find a small group of Lactarius indigo – Indigo Milky poking shyly through the leaf litter. Plus, there is something thrilling about seeing bright blue mushrooms. They seem almost otherworldly. Here is a photo collage of our find. Note that the 'milk' is a much darker indigo. According to mycologist (mushroom expert) Tom Volk, the Indigo Milky is edible and when scrambled with eggs, turns them a Seuss-worthy green. I opted not to try this as at least one snail and a squad of beetles had already staked out their claims to the blue treasure. I had to be satisfied with a few pictures – et les voila!

 

Marjorie

 

 

 

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. September 19, 2008 4:46 pm

    Beautiful!!!! Wow!!!!

  2. Leslie permalink
    September 21, 2008 7:32 pm

    Oh Marjorie,

    We found several of these at Cloudland Canyon State Park this weekend. We took so many pictures of different fungi!

    It was a wonderful weekend with lots of beautiful fungi and other natural surprises…. thanks for identifying this one for us 😉

  3. September 22, 2008 9:56 pm

    What great fungi finds! 🙂

  4. Priya permalink
    September 23, 2008 2:05 pm

    Wow! Great color! Reminds us of the Pied Blue Bluefoots we studied together! These are more blue though. How cool is it that new species pop up each season. Your yard is a treasure trove!

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