Morchella esculenta

Morchella esculenta

Morel Commonly known as common morel, yellow morel, true morel, morel mushroom, and sponge morel. One of the most delicious edible mushrooms. Cap Color: Pale brownish cream, yellow to tan or pale brown to grayish brown. Cap Shape: Bluntly cone-shaped with a rounded top or more elongate. Cap Texture: Pitted. Cap Size: to 4″(10cm) Flesh Read More

Helvella lacunosa

Helvella lacunosa

Fluted Black Elfin Saddle Also known as Fluted Black Helvella, Slate Grey Saddle, and Elfin Saddle. Cap Color: Grey to Black. Cap Size: To 4″(10cm). Cap Shape: Saddle-shaped or convoluted. Cap Texture: Smooth or wrikled. Stem Color: White to black. Stem Size: To 6″(15cm). Stem Texture: Fluted with elongated holes. Season: October and November. Habitat: Read More

Helvella elastica

Helvella elastica

Brown Elfin Saddle Also known as Flexible Helvella and Elastic Saddle. Cap Color: Yellow-brown to brown. Cap Size: To 2.33″(6cm). Cap Shape: Distinctively saddle-shaped. Cap Texture: Thin and brittle. Underside: White to buff or tan. Stem Color: White to yellowish. Stem Size: to 5.5″(14cm). Season: July to November. Habitat: On ground or wood. Range: north Read More

Gyromitra infula

Gyromitra infula

Hooded False Morel Also known as elfin saddle. Cap Color: Reddish-brown occasionally with blackish-brown spots. Cap Size: To 6″(15cm) Cap Shape: Saddle-shaped with points high above the rest of the cap at maturity. Cap Texture: Thin and brittle, smooth or wrinkled. Margin: Free. Stem Color: White to reddish-brown, lighter than cap. Stem Size: To 4.75″(12cm) Read More

Morchella elata

Morchella elata

Black Morel Cap Color: Yellowish-brown to black. Cap Shape: Typically conical (though some can be blunt), with roughly parallel vertical ridges, and irregular horizontal ridges creating a pitted surface. Cap Size: To 4″(10cm). Margin: Attached to stem. Stem Color: White to tan or cream colored. Stem Morphology: Hollow, surface granular. Stem Size: To 8″(20cm). Season: Read More

Verpa Bohemica

Verpa bohemica

Early Morel Also known as the Early False Morel or the Wrinkled Thimble-cap, it is one of several species known informally as a “false morel”, and one of the few that are edible. Cap Color: Yellow-brown to tan. Cap Shape: Bell or thimble-shaped to conical. Cap Texture: Dry and wrinkled with brain-like convolutions. Cap Size: Read More