- cap is up to 6 cm broad, flying-saucer shaped with a central hump.
- cap is smooth, tan to light brown.
- flesh is thin, white.
- gills are broadly attached to the stem, tan, well-spaced.
- stem is solid (not hollow) and tough - too tough to break with fingers. It is also very pliant. You should be able to wrap it around your finger without it breaking.
- grows in grassy areas, meadows and fields, forming rings in the grass.
- appears in spring, summer or fall.
- taste is mild and pleasant; cook before eating.
- warning: avoid specimens growing near highways, which have been exposed to toxic car exhaust compounds.