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.