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True Morel

Description:

Small, singular, "brain like" cap connected at stipe, white stipe, 2 inches in height.

Habitat:

Growing out of moss on a root of a large oak tree.

Notes:

Mid april this was spotted near the White river basin in Washington state.

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2 Comments

chadcooldude
chadcooldude 9 years ago

Upon further research Trevor, I retract my original assumption. I now believe it to be a True Morel, due to the info provided in the following link. www.scribd.com/doc/2374544/true-false-mo...

The specimen I had stumbled upon clearly had an attached cap at the stipe, my mistake. Wish i would have known then, could have been a delightful while out on my hike.

TrevorStaker
TrevorStaker 9 years ago

Nice find! I'm curious, how can you tell false morels from real morels? I know the false kind are quite poisonous, while the real ones can be quite delicious, so what do you look for so that you don't accidentally eat the wrong one?

chadcooldude
Spotted by
chadcooldude

Buckley, Washington, USA

Spotted on Apr 16, 2010
Submitted on Feb 22, 2011

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