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Hemlocks near creek.
Milky white in color, and smooth stem. The cap is depressed, with gills and in lilac color. Growing from the forest soil under a fallen log.
Lactarius is a genus of mushroom-producing fungi. The genus, collectively known commonly as milk-caps, are characterized by the fact that they exude a milky fluid ('latex') if cut or damaged. Like the genus Russula, with which they are grouped in the family Russulaceae, their flesh has a distinctive brittle consistency.