- up to 50cm wide, with felty-smooth white exterior, yellowing in age.
- flesh must be firm and all-white.
- flesh must be undifferentiated with no trace of gills, and no outline of mushroom visible in cross section.
- grows alone or several together on/near wet areas, meadow edges and in woods.
- appears in late sumer or fall.
- has a mild pleasant taste with an indistinct odor when young; cook before eating.