Morchella americana 


Morchella esculentoides1020947

Morchella americana Clowez & Matherly 2012

was previously called Morchella esculenta, a European morel. All morels are pitted and have hollow stipes. The cap base is fused to the stipe. They are found under dying elms, in old apple orchards, under tulip poplars and many other trees. They are edible when cooked and poisonous when eaten raw. hollow stipes. The cap base is fused to the stipe. They are found under dying elms, in old apple orchards, under tulip poplars and many other trees. They are edible when cooked and poisonous when eaten raw. It is not recommended that morels be picked from old apple orchards as those tested to date absorb arsenic.  It was common practice to kill poison ivy which often surrounds these fruit trees with chemicals that concentrate arsenic.

Morchella americana (syn. Morchella esculentoides)0053

Morchella americana (Morchella esculenta)

Morchella americana (syn. Morchella esculentoides)3316 copy

Morchella americana (Morchella esculenta)