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Fungi Finds: Indigo Milky

November 3, 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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2 Comments leave one →
  1. helene permalink
    November 4, 2008 4:31 pm

    les images n’apparaissent pas bien

  2. November 5, 2008 6:20 pm

    A blue mushroom would definitely stop me in my tracks!

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