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PLEASE ONLY GATHER, MORELS IN A NET BAG SO IT CAN SPREAD ITS SPORES!!

Morels are a famous group of edible mushrooms fairly abundant in temperate regions. They are found in the spring in open woodlands, and along stream, and river banks.
All are stocked, with pitted, spongy, rounded, cone like heads. Varying in color from tan to light brown or gray.
All species of Morchella are eatable, but beware as with most all plants, and mushrooms there are always look a likes, and can be very deadly!!
The copy cat of the morel (FALSE MOREL) looks more brain like (the cap is actually shaped like a brain), and it has no sharp pointed cap, but is round, and it hang down toward the ground.

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Comments

  • Rainy
    Rainyover 5 years ago

    Interesting look Carolyn! :)

  • Hi Rainy, Yes they are, and like all mushrooms and, flowering plants, wild herbs, they have a look alike! Never eat them unless you are 100% for sure what they are!! Making a mistake in identity is DEADLYT!! Hugs Carolyn

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  • Lyn Evans
    Lyn Evansover 5 years ago

    Oooooh my goodness, these are gorgeous. I’ve never seen any like this before.

  • Hi Lyn! People will pay a small fortune for these tender morsels! LOL! and will walk for miles to find them! Thanks Carolyn

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  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganover 5 years ago

    oh my unusual but very lovely macro:)

  • 15 ticks later from practically laying on the ground! LOL! Thanks so much Tina! Best regards! Carolyn

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  • Lynn Bawden
    Lynn Bawdenover 5 years ago

    I’ve never seen oh heard of this mushroom. Nice capture, Carolyn…Lynn

  • Hi Lynn these are very coveted in this area! Good Eat’en!!

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  • Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters
    Carla Wick/Jan...over 5 years ago

    YUM YUM! have u tried these yet? these are the ‘latest’ of my wild edibles i’ve now tried…and they moved to #1 of favorites now to eat.

  • Hi Carla, Oh yeah! I hunt them like they are GOLD in the spring, and even dry some to enjoy later! But as I like to tell everyone when it comes to mushroom went in doubt cast it out! Beware of the fakes! By looking at your portfolio I see you are very knowledgeable in these things! Thanks so much Carolyn

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  • barnsis
    barnsisover 5 years ago

    Excellent image, I have heard they will sell for up to $50 a pound, we have not found a good area here for them.

  • starikarp
    starikarpover 5 years ago

    good image

  • FelicityB
    FelicityBover 5 years ago

    These are fascinating – which country do they come from? Lovely macro :))

  • enchantedImages
    enchantedImagesover 5 years ago

    I love hunting for these. Even if my search is fruitless ( or moral-less) I enjoy being in the spring woods.
    Lovely shot.

  • Maureen Bloesch
    Maureen Bloeschover 5 years ago

    ohhh, yummy shot!

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