Giant Morel Mushroom

A mushroom hunter came up big this weekend. It has one stem, but there appear to be two separate shrooms growing from it. The morel didn't have an official weight when we arrived, but it felt close to five pounds. The hunter in true fashion wouldn't say where he found it, other than to say it was somewhere in the city.

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Buddy Burton says ... on Saturday, May 16 at 9:08 PM

WOW!!! That IS a biggie.

michelle says ... on Sunday, May 17 at 6:35 AM

I would not eat it if it was in cedar rapids city cause of the flood !!!! but it is huge

Reader says ... on Sunday, May 17 at 8:21 AM

That is a large MUSHROOM (let's skip the no-longer-cute slang), but it isn't 5 pounds. Mushrooms are mostly air.

Anonymous says ... on Sunday, May 17 at 8:59 AM

He should show it off at Houby Days.

Kaeleen says ... on Sunday, May 17 at 9:59 AM

We found a huge one and it was 8 1/2" tall,but did not weigh 5 lbs. maybe about a 1lb . To see a pic of it on here,just click on the right side of the page on " MUSHROOMS !!!!" :)

EEEEhhhhuuuuu says ... on Sunday, May 17 at 5:25 PM

Looks like something that crawled out someones t&^$

Anonymous says ... on Sunday, May 17 at 7:32 PM

yeah, definitely not five pounds. I've found some big morels and they didn't weigh close to that

Todd Kaufmann says ... on Monday, May 18 at 6:03 PM

Looks more like a Gyromitra, a false morel.

artk7263 says ... on Tuesday, May 19 at 1:32 PM

i agree... looks like a false morel...

Anonymous says ... on Saturday, May 23 at 1:08 PM

the mushroom was aactually 2 1/2 pounds. 5 pounds was just a guestamint.

DOC says ... on Tuesday, Jun 23 at 12:18 PM

That is not a false morel... the bottom of the cap is clearly attached to the stem and the pore stucture is not typical of the false morel.. it's just a big UGLY ! you would be better off eating it and finding a better looking one to preserve.

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