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Found my first ever bunch of Verpa Bohemica today in an Aspen pod in Lawrence County. At first I thought they were 6 inch giant yellow bigfoot morels, but the 2 inch cap hangs from the top and does not connect mid-body like true morels. They are not listed in Gabel's Black Hills Mushroom book and I will toss them rather than trying to eat them. Five of these total 1.6 pounds. Has anyone else found Verpa in SoDak?
 

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Can't say I've ever seen them. I've seen these, Gyromitra esculenta, near Sheridan Lake in past years. Been kind of slow in my parts so far, only seven blacks to date. Even the flowers seem to be waiting for just a bit more warmth. With the nice soak though, things should be good. Best of luck to you all!
 

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Neal - I haven't seen that one either. Plenty of Gyromitra gigas (snowbank false morel) and Gyromitra infula (orange saddle false morel) especially around Black Hills spruce. Lower elevations have been producing black morels and oysters for us, but we need some hot days.
 

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Newby w/us today found several false morels - Gyromitra Esculenta - see Neal's 5.24.13 post above on this ugly shroom. All were around pine logging decks.
 
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