- cap up to 6cm wide, convex, smooth, tan to light brown.
- older specimens have flying-saucer shaped caps, often slightly darker on the central hump.
- flesh is thin, white.
- gills are broadly attached to the stem, tan, well-spaced, veined.
- stem is solid, NOT hollow, and characteristically tough - able to wrap around your finger without breaking. Smooth, dry, tan, darker brown/red and hairy at the base, lacking a partial veil.
- grows in grassy areas, meadows and fields, forming partial or complete rings.
- appears in spring, sumer or fall.
- taste is mild and pleasant; cook before eating.
- warning: avoid specimens growing near highways, which may contain toxic car exhaust compounds.