Observation 21369: Morchella Dill. ex Pers.

When: 2009-05-28

Collection location: Santa Clara Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: John Teichman (jteichma)

No specimen available

Woody earthy sent. Grew in our garden where a patch of horse tails are. Want to know if we can safely cook and eat this one. I’m not a mushroom hunter but from what I can read this is definitively a yellow moral and should be a tastey treat. Need expert confirmation. Thanks in advance!

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Recognized by sight: Conical shaped head with brain ridged inward folds, creamy yellow cap and stalk, cap and stalk are connected and interior of cap and stalk are hollow (a couple baby slugs where hiding inside.
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Thanks all for your feedback
By: John Teichman (jteichma)
2009-05-29 13:06:34 PDT (-0700)

We ate that one and are waiting for the remaining siblings to grow. Thanks for the help identifying it and education along the way. This is a fun and interesting hobby though I realize we got lucky and this particular mushroom is a pretty easy one to safely identify!

Morel found
By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2009-05-29 09:01:42 PDT (-0700)

That is a nice one, look around there for its brothers…
It’s good that you are careful, there isn’t much that can be confused
with morels, except possibly Gyromitra (BIG and not completely hollow) and
Verpa (small caps hang from top of stalk). You should also eat just a little
bit at first to be sure you don’t happen to be allergic. If that works out
all right, enjoy them!

By: Shane Marsh (Mushane)
2009-05-28 22:29:43 PDT (-0700)

after close examination they are definitely the wrong kind, you should send them to me immediately for rigorous testing in the name of Morel Science _
starts some butter melting in a frying pan

thats a nice morel you have there, hopefully you find a few more.

yup, it’s a morel, but if you want to eat it for dinner…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-05-28 16:41:32 PDT (-0700)

you’d better find another one (or twelve)!

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