Black Landscape Morel

  • cap has ladderlike pits and ridges
  • ridges are darker than pits in maturity
  • cap and stem form a single hollow chamber
  • grows in urban or landscaped areas
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Look-alikes in Washington

The poisonous false morels (various species of Gyromitra and Helvella) as well as the not-recommended Verpa bohemica can have a similar appearance but differ in that the cap and stem do not form a single, continuous, hollow chamber. A number of other true morels (species of Morchella) are similar in appearance but differ in that they occur in natural rather than urban settings. All true morels are edible when cooked.

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