When: 2009-09-14

Collection location: Etters, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: kate (kate)

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I believe these mushrooms are Lactarius indigo. Found growing in a small camp ground with various hard woods. Mostly oaks. They were growing in short croped grass 3 to 6 feet from any given tree. I found these mushrooms in various stages of development. The imature examples have more white on the caps with the indigo color more of a sky blue hue. The older examples appear more teal with less white on the caps. The gills are flecked with a milky blue substance. On cross section there is a layer of this blue milky substance. The stipe is white and rather stubby as well as hollow verses solid. These mushrooms are low profile with the caos only a few inches off the ground. They are somewhat convex and water has collected as a result of their shape in the middle of the cap on the more mature examples. This is the second time I have come to this location to observe these mushrooms. The first sighting was in Late August with this sighting on the 12th of September. Their numbers have declined since the last sighting however there were still several to be observed. The first sighting I noted the examples where larger in their circumfrence and found more of the teal colored caps.


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always fun to find
By: Eddee (eddeeee)
2009-09-15 00:29:42 CDT (-0400)

These are always fun to find. And a very easy one to ID. Also Edible. If you dice them up small and mix in scrambled eggs it turns them green. So you can actually have Green eggs and ham.