Didn't get photo. Mushrooms were dried out, and I'd seen the same species there in fresh condition a couple weeks earlier - since I saw it on 4/20, I'm still noting it for the Tilden Bioblitz species list.
Did a double take when I saw this because at first glance I thought it was a discarded bagel! Saw it on a rainy day. Same size and color as a bagel.
Milky on gills and when stalk broke; substrate = dirt/leaf mulch
Seen growing in a grassy area in the upper riparian zone of the creek. The cap diameter of this large specimen is about ten cm, and the thick stalk measures two cm in diameter and four cm in length. The majority of the tree cover in this riparian woodland consists of native oaks and willows.
Latex not yellowing upon exposure, stipe solid
Lactarius alnicola, commonly known as the golden milkcap, is a species of fungus in the Russulaceae family. The fruit bodies produced by the fungus are characterized by a sticky, vanilla-colored cap up to 20 cm (7.9 in) wide with a mixture of yellow tones arranged in faint concentric bands. The stem is up to 5 cm (2.0 in) long and has yellow-brown spots. When it is cut or injured, the mushroom oozes a white latex, which has an intensely peppery...