Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Common Morel (Morchella esculenta)

Every now and then something unexpected is found in the gardens, the most recent being a wild fungi not seen or noticed before. Protruding through a small patch of gravel beside the garage in the Provost's garden, next to the orchard, its unusual shape and form caught Ali' s eye, but what species of fungi is it? A quick search on the Internet revealed it to be a Common Morel (Morchella esculenta), brown in colour, its deeply pitted egg shaped cap is quite distinctive. Emerging between April and May, Ali will check again next year to see if it regrows and maybe next time there will be a group of Common Morel . 

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