- cap is up to 5 cm broad, smooth and sticky, pink to reddish in color.
- older specimens have a planar cap with upturned edges.
- flesh is white.
- gills are white, graying in age, and descend onto the stem.
- stem is white above and below the ring with a distinct bright yellow area at the tapered base.
- partial veil is thin, leaving a colorless ring on the stem that soon turns black.
- grows alone or abundantly in areas with conifers.
- appears in the spring, summer and fall.
- has a somewhat slimy texture and no odor; remove the cap's skin and cook before eating.