Is this a morel mushroom?

Asked June 23, 2015, 5:19 PM EDT

Attached are pictures of a mushroom we found in the Big Horn Mountains above Big Horn, Wyoming, They were on a west-facing wooded hillside; elevation approximately 8,000 ft. This was one of the smaller mushrooms, diameter approximately 4 inches, height 4 inches. There were others in the vicinity that were even larger. We were wondering if this is a morel or if it is edible.

Johnson County Wyoming mushrooms

1 Response

That's not a morel. Mushrooms can be pretty tough to identify. I wouldn't eat it unless an expert ID's it, and that might not be possible without seeing it in person.