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Yellow Morel

The enlaged "head" or top of the fungus looks like a pine cone coming out of the ground.  The surface is covered with ridges and pits or chambers which bear the spores.  This specimen was found among the wood chip top dressing placed around the rose bed.  Photos by Laurel Woodley

Morchella esculenta has numerous pits on the surface
Morchella esculenta often occurs in pairs
Latin Name: 
Morchella esculenta
Family Name: 
Ascomycetes
Place of Origin: 
North America
Garden Location: 
Plant Propagation
Season: 
Oct