When: 2017-05-06

Collection location: Weir Hill, North Andover, Massachusetts, USA [Click for map]

Who: Ashley (Aloranger)

No specimen available

Located less than 1/4 mile from large lake.

Located very close to very old, large pine trees. (Less than 100-200 feet).

Multiple spores grouped under very old apple trees. could have been and orchard unknown…

All spores located within several old Apple trees’ drip lines.

Hollow interior from cap to stalk.

Have grown within last 7-10 days – moderate to heavy rain, 50-70 degrees during the day. Occasional bright period of sunshine.

No other spores present in the vicinity.


Spore close up
Mushrooms growing under apple tree
Cut mushroom close up
Single mushroom just picked
Mushroom cluster
Smaller mushrooms growing, smaller than others, darker color, 10-20 feet from larger more yellow mushrooms
Apple tree over mushroom patch
Single close up

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Don’t eat them, these are toxic
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2017-05-06 21:14:28 CDT (-0500)

Arsenic was routinely sprayed on the apple orchards in the first half of the 20th century, and the arsenic is still in the soil and is accumulated by the morels. People have gotten arsenic poisoning by eating morels from old apple orchards.

For more info, see http://www.fungimag.com/winter-08-articles/Rev_Medicinal.pdf

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