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Fleecy Milk-cap

The Fleecy Milkcap is a large, funnel shaped fungus. It can be anything from 3 to 11 inches across the cap which is whitish at first but then tends to turn ochre with age. Often found near birch and pine so quite at home in the woods of the Dorset heaths. Fairly common and appearing in autumn in small groups. 

It is not edible; it tastes horrible.


Common Name Fleecy Milk-cap
Scientific Name Lactarius vellereus
Species Group Russula Fungi
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Russula Fungi