Mass Morels 2009

These yellow morels are from Berkshire County, Massachusetts, in 2009.

Sorry, they're not from New Mexico. We don't have morels in New Mexico. Ask any NMMS member ;)

In his book Morels, Michael Kuo describes two genetically distinct but morphologically identical eastern yellow morels that conform to the specimens shown here, and suggests we hold off on applying the name Morchella esculenta to them until more is known.

I just call them "Blondes", which is why I say that when I'm in MA in the spring I spend most of my time looking for blondes with big ashes.