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Collection Date: May 14, 2006

County or City: Milwaukee
State or Province: WI
Country: USA

Collector's Notes: On Mother's Day, my family took me on a morel mushroom hunt in a wetlands area in Milwaukee County WI. The specimen I'm submitting by mail is one of 92 that were found that afternoon (temperature 50 degrees, had rained recently). It is noteworthy that we'd found morels in a nearby area before, but this time the morels (the largest we'd ever seen) appeared farther away from the river. The previous nearby morel area now has taller plant growth, apparently stifling morels. Our new morel area was located in an area of ankle height sparse grasses and other plant growth. The morels found were all within 10 feet of a paved bike path. Our new find area contained no dead trees. One of the morels was actually found in standing water. Our new find area is 50-75 feet away from the previous area. We wonder if this progression will continue.

Note, 2012: Not sequenced; not cited in Kuo et al., 2012.

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