MDCP Record for 03240401
Collection Date: March 24, 2004
County or City: Jackson
Collector's Notes: Morchella semilibera. The heads are dark olive brown and the stipe is cream or white. The heads are both conical and pointed in shape and the stipes are enlarged at their bases. The flesh is firm and medium thick. The heads are attached to the stipe at from a quarter to a half way down the stem. Along the edge of an old existing asphalt pathway . . . They are growing up through thick leaf litter under tall black cottonwood trees. In normal wet years the half-frees are more numerous and found nearly everywhere along the path. This dry spring they are found in the lower, deeper damp areas of the pathway. The night temperature was running from 48-51 degrees F and our daytime temperatures were getting upt to 66-70 degrees F.