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Russula Virescens

Russula virescens

Green Russula; Verdette

Cap or Pileus - Greyish green. At first globose, then expanded convex or depressed at the centre. Firm and dry. Not viscid, but adorned with flaky greenish or yellowish patches, produced by the cracking of the skin. 2-4 inches broad. Margin marked with impressed lines.

Gills or Lamellae - White. Moderately close; free, or nearly so; narrow as they approach the stem. Some forked, others not.

Stem or Stipe - Shorter than the diameter of the cap. Smooth, white, and solid, or somewhat softer within. 1-2 inches long.

Spores - White, rough, nearly globose.

Flesh - White; mild in taste.

Time - July and August.

Habitat - Grassy grounds, groves, and open woods.

No milky nor coloured juice, no coloured circular zones.