Yellow Russula
Russula lutea
Russulaceae (Russula) Mushroom Family
 
Yellow Russula is identified by its broad cap, which may be convex to flat to slightly depressed in the center. The texture is smooth but may be sticky. The color is clear, bright yellow with a striate margin in age. The flesh and fragile and white. The gills are free and fairly well separated and may be ochre or yellow. The stalk is 2-4 inches tall, thick, smooth and white with a bulbous base. Its preferred habitat is in groups under hardwoods, especially birch, beech and other broad-leaf trees.


 

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