Woolly Milk-Cap

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Woolly Milk-Cap

 

(Lactarius torminosus), a capped mushroom of the genus Lactarius. The cap is 5-12 cm in diameter. In young specimens it is flat and later funnel-shaped and rose-colored, with reddish concentric zones and a fibrous border. When fresh the flesh tastes pungent. The woolly milk-cap usually grows in the autumn in birch and mixed forests (with birch). It is eaten salted after being soaked or boiled.

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