Here's another tip for morel hunting above @4000 ft. elevation: look for "Snow Flowers". When they start popping out of the ground the Morels are usually right behind them!Here is wikipedia's definition of the Snow Flower (Sarcodes saguinea)
"Sarcodes is the monotypic genus of a north-west American flowering springtime plant in the heath family, containing the single species Sarcodes sanguinea, commonly called the snow plant or snow flower. It is a parasitic plant that derives sustenance and nutrients from mycorrhizal fungi that attach to tree roots. "
They are a beautiful almost florescent red and easy to spot! Happy Shroomin'...
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