Common Morel - Morchella esculenta

    Description

    The hollow conical or egg-shaped cap of this species is deeply pitted, rather like an irregular honeycomb. Within the pits the surface varies from pale brown to grey and darkens with age.

    Habitat

    On rich, well-drained soil especially if lime rich and often under trees or beneath hedges.

    When to see it

    Fruits from March to May and is a popular edible fungus

    UK Status

    It has a widespread distribution in Britain but is never really common

    VC55 Status

    Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map