Anyone else notice this?

Discussion in 'North Carolina' started by trowe, Apr 22, 2014.

  1. trowe

    trowe Morel Enthusiast

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    I was looking in a small hollow with a small stream last night for tulip morels. Plenty of nice poplar trees and has a history of producing the past few years. Ground was fairly dry and not having any luck. Stopped and looked down and there was a showy orchid blooming and next to it was a morel. Over the past few years I have noticed that where ever I find the showy orchid blooming I always find mushrooms. Has anyone else noticed this? I read online that the seeds of the orchids need fungi to grow. More rain today should help. Also found 3 nice grays and 4 yellows growing outside our office last evening. Also picked about 35 grays around our house last evening.
     
  2. anthonyd

    anthonyd Morel Enthusiast

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    Very cool. I used to find the Pink Lady Slippers a lot up north (MN), but I didn't know they grew wild down here. Last year I lived in an apartment in Raleigh. I was taking my dog through the woods and found one lone PLS growing in a pine forest. It's always nice to see them. Reminds me of home.
    I'm going to try to get out again, sometime this week. It's just kind of losing it's "fun" at this point. I might have to make a trip home soon, just to get back into actually finding morels....