Ecology & HabitatMycorrhizal growing singly or scattered On the forest floor near hardwood or conifers.
Edibility, Taste & Odor Mild, Nutty Choice Edible
Cap2 to 4 inches Flat with slight central depression Light Green with radial cracking revealing lighter green to white beneath, central depression may be slightly golden in color. Flesh is smooth despite the cracking Dry Margins may split with age White Brittle
GillsAttached, Crowded, Cream Colored Gills
StemCenter of cap Firm and stocky White to Cream Smooth Solid Stem
Russula virescens (Green Cracking Russula)

This a typical russula, but with a green cracking cap.