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Yellow Morel

Morchella esculenta

Description:

The Morel mushroom is one of the most readily recognized of all the edible mushrooms and highly sought after as a culinary delicacy. The Morel fruits under hardwoods during a short period in the spring, depending on the weather, but it is also associated with old orchards, woods, disturbed grounds and burnt areas.

Habitat:

Throughout the World. Sometimes found solitary, but more often in groups, on the ground in a variety of habitats. Early spring in the U.S., in forests, orchards, yards, gardens and sometimes in recently burned areas.

Notes:

Observed growing under an invasive Buckthorn tree that was being removed.

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4 Comments

AntónioGinjaGinja
AntónioGinjaGinja 9 years ago

fantastic Small Wonders,luky girl,good hunt's and good apetite :)

Small Wonders
Small Wonders 9 years ago

Thank you António, yes these are a delicacy here - the average cost is $50 USD per pound! I am fortunate to have these growing in my woodlands and I love this time of year when I can go out and hunt for them :)

AntónioGinjaGinja
AntónioGinjaGinja 9 years ago

great spotting,beautiful speciem,i saw a doc some weeks ago about these mushrooms,from what i saw this is the rollsroyce of mushrooms,super tasty and super expensive,one more candidat to enlarge the endanger species

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Yumm!

Small Wonders
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Small Wonders

Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

Spotted on Apr 29, 2012
Submitted on Apr 30, 2012

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