Lactarius torminosus, also know as Woolly Milkcap, is a largish, salmon-pink, distinctively woolly agaric that exudes milk that stays white. The mushroom is mycorrhizal with birch and often found in open, grassy sites.
at first round with a slightly depressed center and rolled-in margin. Then shallow to severely funnel-shaped. It has a shaggy surface that has zones in shades of orange and orange-brown. Gills
are pallid buff or salmon, extending downward, narrow, and crowded. Spores
are pale yellowish cream. Stem
is similarly colored as the cap but more pallid. It is short, smooth more or less equal or tapering at both ends. The mushroom has no ring.
Lactarius pubescens is paler with fainter zones. It has a less shaggy cap. Lactarius scoticus is smaller and also pale.
on the www.first-nature.com web site.