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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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Photo of two black trumpets, dark brown vase-shaped mushrooms on mossy ground

Black Trumpet (Horn of Plenty; Black Chanterelle; Trumpet of the Dead)

The black trumpet is dark brown to black, vase- or trumpet-shaped, with a wavy margin and no gills.

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Photo of two black trumpets, dark brown vase-shaped mushrooms on mossy ground

Black Trumpet (Horn of Plenty; Black Chanterelle; Trumpet of the Dead)

Craterellus cornucopioides (C. fallax)
The black trumpet is dark brown to black, vase- or trumpet-shaped, with a wavy margin and no gills. It grows in groups of few to many on rocky, mossy hillsides in deciduous woods.

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Photo of black trumpets, dark brown vase shaped mushrooms, against fallen leaves

Black Trumpet (Horn of Plenty; Black Chanterelle; Trumpet of the Dead)

Black trumpets grow in groups of few to many on rocky, mossy hillsides in deciduous woods. They are small and blend in with the forest floor. However, when you see one, there will be more.

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photo of black trumpets, gray, funnel-shaped mushrooms

Black Trumpets

The upper surface texture of black trumpets can be smooth to rough and scaly.

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Photo of black-footed polypore, mature specimens, with photographer's foot.

Black-Footed Polypore

Polyporus badius
The black-footed polypore has a smooth, wavy brown cap with whitish or tannish pores on the underside and a black, smooth, off-center stalk. It grows singly or in groups of up to several on dead wood and stumps of deciduous trees.

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Photo of black-footed polypore, fan-shaped mushroom, showing tan pores beneath

Black-Footed Polypore (Bottom)

The cap of a black-footed polypore convex to funnel-shaped. The underside has pores that are tiny, circular (sometimes with angles), and whitish to tannish. The stalk is off-center and tough, has equal sides, and is blackish; its texture is smooth.

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Photo of black-footed polypore, mature specimens, with photographer's foot.

Black-Footed Polypore (Mature)

The black-footed polypore grows on logs and dead trees. The cap can be up to eight inches across. This species can overwinter and look quite different from fresh, young specimens.

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