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A Story with a Morel

I know only two things about morels for certain.

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Photograph of a black morel mushroom

Black Morel

The black morel is a prized edible mushroom. It has a honeycombed cap with black to brownish black ridges and yellowish brown pits. It is completely hollow and grows in the spring.

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Photograph of a black morel mushroom

Black Morel

Morchella angusticeps (formerly M. elata)
The black morel is a prized edible mushroom. It has a honeycombed cap with black to brownish black ridges and yellowish brown pits. It is completely hollow and grows in the spring.

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Photograph of several black morel mushrooms with one split in half

Black Morels

Black morels can have weird shapes, but all have a honeycombed cap with black to brownish black ridges and yellowish brown pits. They are also completely hollow.

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Crappie Francaise

Try this recipe for fresh crappie seasoned with lemon and herbs in a delicate morel sauce.

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Edible Mushrooms

After you've learned to identify wild mushrooms, you're ready to start sampling some of the best eating Missouri's woods has to offer.

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False Morel

This false morel is wrinkled and brain-like without the clear pits and ridges of a true morel.

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Photograph of a half-free morel mushroom

Half-Free Morel

The half-free morel is an excellent edible mushroom. It's completely hollow. It has a honeycombed cap with brownish black ridges and yellowish brown pits. The bottom half hangs free from the whitish stalk.

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Photograph of a half-free morel mushroom

Half-Free Morel

Morchella punctipes (formerly M. semilibera)
The half-free morel is an excellent edible mushroom. It's completely hollow. It has a honeycombed cap with brownish black ridges and yellowish brown pits. The bottom half hangs free from the whitish stalk.

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Photograph of a half-free morel mushroom cap

Half-Free Morel Cap

On a half-free morel, the top half of the cap is attached to stalk, while the bottom half hangs free like a skirt. The stalk is completely hollow.

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