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Grey Milk-cap

Photograph by: 
Peter Orchard

Found on wet soils, often in association with varieties of sphagnum mosses in woodland areas. 


  • Lactarius vietus: the grey milkcap fungus

    Post date: Thursday, 9 March, 2017 - 21:27

    The grey milkcap (Lactarius vietus) is a bit unusual as it likes to get its feet wet. Found on wet soils, usually in association with varieties of sphagnum mosses in woodland areas. A late summer and autumn species it is quite common where the right conditions exist. A distinct funnel shape that starts whitish in colour but truns a greyish-brown with age.

    A vile, acrid taste; best left alone.


Common Name Grey Milk-cap
Scientific Name Lactarius vietus
Species Group Russula Fungi
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Russula Fungi