Obviously not a wildflower, this mushroom character has to be included in my springtime blog because it is such a favorite. We wait for morel season with great anticipation. So far, our most consistent observation has been that we find morels under dead or dying elm trees, although we’ve found them growing in the grass under trees and even in our garden. Morels are just delicious, and they are very easy to identify once you’ve seen them a few times.
Locally around Blacksburg, the first morels of the season have been spotted. Over the next few weeks, keep your eyes open for them.