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Indigo Milk Cap

Lactarius indigo

Also known as

Indigo Lactarius, Blue Lactarius, Blue Milk Mushroom

Lactarius indigo by RPBnimrod (CC BY 2.0)

Full Shade
Moderate care
Light watering
Tender

H1a

RHS hardiness

15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

20cm

Max

20cm

10cm

Min

10cm

Flowering

This plant has no fragrance

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A photo of Indigo Milk Cap

Indigo Milk Cap Overview

Lactarius indigo is commonly known by the name Indigo Milk Cap. The cap surface is indigo blue when fresh, but fades to a paler greyish, or silvery blue, sometimes with greenish splotches. It is an edible mushroom often sold along roads where it is foraged.

How to harvest Indigo Milk Cap

Pick as needed.

How to propagate Indigo Milk Cap

Seed

Spores

Special features of Indigo Milk Cap

Attractive fruits

Unusual blue fruiting body thet fades to paler grey.