Suillus bovinus means Piggy Cow. It’s the scientific name of a common fungus of coniferous forests and commercial pine woods. They pop up everywhere you tread in the right habitat for them.
Their colour is very distinctive.
They have a parasitic fungus which grows with them, Gomphidius roseus, which I’ve never found. That means no matter how many times I see a Piggy Cow I still look closely at them on the off chance there’ll be a rosy coloured parasite growing near them.
Not today, but I’ll keep looking.
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