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14 bizarre and beautiful mushrooms

By: Jaymi Heimbuch on April 17, 2014, 2:54 p.m.
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Lactarius indigo

The indigo milkcap is found in the coniferous and deciduous forests of eastern North America, East Asia, and Central America. When the mushroom is cut or broken open, the milk, or latex, that oozes out is a beautiful indigo blue which slowly turns green as it is exposed to air. Though it looks quite poisonous, it is reportedly edible and is sold in markets in China, Guatemala, and Mexico.