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mushroom foraging guide Morel

Names

Common: Morel

Latin: Morel esculenta

Edibility

Edibility:Excellent

Eating notes: Requires careful cleaning to remove dirt caught in the pits of the cap.

Preserving: Dries easily. 

Season

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Description

Fruit body: Pale brown to dark brown. Shape ovoid or rounded cone. Appearance of a 'sponge'. Hollow.

Stem: White to pale ochre.Often wider at the base. Hollow.

Spores: Ochre / yellow

Flesh: White to cream

Habitat: In open woodland or scrub land.

Frequency: Occasional