Russula redolens has a green-gray pruinose convex cap that becomes flat then depressed in the center. Gills are white, some of which fork at the stipe apex. The stipe is white and tapers toward the base. Its most distinctive characteristic is its odor and taste, which reminds one of parsley or celery. The smell becomes more pronounced after drying and persists for years. This mushroom can be found in summer under hardwoods.