Cap ranges from orange to yellow, with yellowish patches; stalk has crumbling patches at the base, and a ring. Grows on the ground in mixed woods. June–November. Cap convex to almost flat; bright orange to yellow with yellow patches; texture sticky, smooth. Gills broad; spacing close; whitish to yellowish; attachment free or slightly attached. Stalk thick, with large bulb at base; white to pale yellow; texture smooth to scruffy, with crumbling patches at base; has ring. Universal veil yellow, leaving yellow patches on the cap and crumbly remnants around the base of the stalk. Partial veil white to yellow, leaving a skirtlike ring on the upper stalk. Spore print white. Spores magnified are elliptical, smooth.
Lookalikes: Many other Amanita species.