Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Indigo Milkies

Lactarius indigo

Hollow stem and blue fingers
These have caps precisely the color of well-faded denim.
When the gills of a fresh one are damaged, marvelous indigo-blue juice oozes out (and fast!). And they're edible, and I've got four nice ones in the fridge right now. I hear they're kind of grainy or gritty. And they will turn scrambled eggs green! So, the choice is obvious.


  1. I just found 3 nice sized young ones in my woods in NW Arkansas. All checks out so far but am waiting for a spore test just to be sure.

    1. Not much else a BLUE mushroom in Arkansas could POSSIBLY be!