- cap up to 10cm wide, convex, white to creamy, dry, smooth.
- older specimens have a nearly planar cap and can be dingy white to cinnamon brown.
- flesh is white, firm, possibly with a brown tint.
- gills are crowded, free from the stem, progressing from characteristically pink to chocolate brown with age.
- stem smooth, white, equally wide, dry, smooth above the ring with loose fibrils near the base. Slowly bruises off-white, to dingy brown, NOT staining yellow, orange or red.
- partial veil is smooth, white, progressing to a brown ring.
- grows in grassy areas, meadows and fields, often in a ring.
- appears in spring, sumer, or fall.
- taste is mild, odor is pleasant; cook before eating.
- an edible look-alike is Agaricus bisporus, which is the commercial white mushroom found in grocery stores.
- warning: discard specimens that do not have the distinctly pink gills or who's flesh stains yellow, orange, or red; these can be poisonous look-alikes.
- warning: white mushrooms must always be treated with extra caution and attention to detail, there are a number of deadly poisonous species.