• Species: spp.
  • Genus: Morchella
  • Attributes
    • Conical cap
    • Edible
    • Typically seen in spring

The Morchella genus of mushrooms are commonly known as ‘morels’. They can range in colour from yellow to brown and black. The caps are usually a conical shape and resemble a honeycomb with pits and ridges. The bottom of the cap is normally attached to the stipe (stalk) and the entire mushroom is hollow inside. Morels are usually found in Alberta in the spring, particularly from May to June with higher elevation extending their season. The morels are considered a choice edible. Note that all morels should be well cooked before consuming.

Photos provided by Christine Costello