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b. Morels: only 3 kinds are usually recognized in our area: all have hollow pitted heads & stalks; spring.

Blond or yellow morel
Morchella esculenta
Black morel
Morchella elata (angusticeps)


Half-free morel
Morchella semilibera


c. False Morels: some look more like brains than morels; one looks like a saddle mushroom; spring - fall.


Cross section of morel and false morel
Thick-stemmed false morel
Gyromitra korfii (fastigiate in the Audubon Guide)


Conifer false morel
Gyromitra esculenta
Saddle false morel
Gyromitra infula