I found these gorgeous mushrooms growing gregariously in the grass (near pines) in a public park in Northwest Georgia (Floyd County). Caps are extremely variable in color, ranging from golden brown to lilac to blue to green. Some of these colors are arranged in concentric zones. Gills are barely decurrent and crowded and range in color as well (peach to lilac to dirty brown). Gills (and flesh and top of stipe) turn green to blue (after an hour or so) after damage. Strands of milk cover the gill surface of some specimens. Stipes are pale lilac to peach and fairly short. Spore print is a light ochre to peach tone.( I can attach spore print and bruising photos upon request). I am thinking the closest matches are Lactarius paradoxus and Lactarius chelidonium var. chelidonioides, but I wanted to get some more eyes on this! I’m still not confident in my ID’ing abilities! <3


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