Indigo Milky

I bought a field guide to mushrooms this week. I found a mushroom while cutting the grass and picked it up to see if I’d have any luck identifying it. When I turned it over I noticed it had a deep blue color. After a little searching in the guide and my first spore print, I was fairly certain I’d found an Indigo Milky (Lactarius indigo). I felt pretty good about my new-found mushroom expertise until I read, “Indigo is a unusual color for mushrooms, and so this milky is quite easy to identify.”