Russulaceae (Milk Mushrooms) Family
Identifying the Sweet Russula will not be easy. Look for a yellow-brown cap, viscid in wet weather; droplets of water usually appearing on the gills. The stalk is white, staining brown when bruised. The cap is 2-8 inches wide, convex to convex depressed. The gills are notched, close, broad and whitish. The cap margins are smooth and hairless. Spores occur in the summer. This plant is widely distributed in groups under conifers and hardwoods.