- cap is up to 15cm wide, convex shaped with an incurved margin, carrot-orange with greenish hues, sticky when wet.
- flesh is faintly tinted orange, greenish stains appear with age.
- gills are bright orange and descend on the stem, staining green.
- cutting the gills releases a carrot-colored latex that stains green.
- stem is light organge, staining green.
- grows singly or scattered in areas with conifers.
- appears in late sumer and fall.
- mild to slightly scrid taste with an indistinct odor; cook before eating.
- edible lookalike is Lactarius thyinos, which grows in northern cedar bogs and is similar in appearance but with a white stem, flesh that lacks green stains, and and an orange latex that stains red.