Wood Canyon, Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, Orange County, CA. 01-30-15. © Peter J. Bryant

Golden Milk Cap

Lactarius alnicola

Family: Russulaceae

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Willow Canyon, Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Laguna Beach, Orange County, CA. 12-06-12. © Joanne and Doug Schwartz.

Willow Canyon, Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Laguna Beach, Orange County, CA. 12-06-12. © Joanne and Doug Schwartz.

Wood Canyon, Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, Orange County, CA. 01-30-15. © Peter J. Bryant

Wood Canyon, Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, Orange County, CA. 01-30-15. © Peter J. Bryant

Lactarius species usually drip a latex/milky juice, especially when the cap is fresh and the gills are cut. In Oak duff, The Reserve at Rancho Mission Viejo, CA. 2/13/2016. © Joanne Schwartz

Wood Canyon, Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, Orange County, CA. 01-30-15. © Peter J. Bryant

An older cap. In Oak duff, The Reserve at Rancho Mission Viejo, CA. 2/13/2016. © Joanne Schwartz

A fresh cap, a bit dried by hot weather. In Oak duff, The Reserve at Rancho Mission Viejo, CA. 2/13/2016. © Joanne Schwartz