Despite its strange looks, it is indeed edible. This purple beauty can be found in the coniferous and deciduous forests of eastern North America, East Asia, and Central America. When the mushroom is cut or broken open, the milk, or latex, that oozes out is a beautiful indigo blue. Though they don't seem to be poisonous, they have an extremely bitter taste and so are inedible. Though vividly purple when young, older specimens lose their bright coloration and are more difficult to identify. Though technically edible, it isn't considered a good choice to eat especially because pollutants in the soil, such as arsenic, can bioaccumulate in the mushroom.
Yellow Morel (Common Morel)
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Morel Mushroom Hunting
Going morel hunting? Use these 12 hunting tips to find your mushrooms. Shiitake Mushrooms for Free? If you love mushrooms then most likely you know what shiitake mushrooms are and how delicious they are! And if you are familiar with the shiitake then you know how terribly expensive they are and that the ratio of dollars to mushrooms far exceeds the need to consume them, at least […].
Do you know the science and art! Do you know where to find them, when to pick, and how to tell a false specimen from the real deal? This photo gallery celebrates the science and hunting of these special mushrooms.