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Life Cycle of a Morel Mushroom in a 1-Minute Time-Lapse

Morel Mushroom Hunting Club

Do morel mushrooms grow or pop? It's time for some myth busting.

The question of how morels grow is very popular amongst mushroom hunters. Many believe that mushrooms pop up out the ground while others think they grow over a period of time.

Well, you won't need to guess if they grow or pop up after watching this video.

Here's a close up, sped up, time-lapse view of the life cycle of a morel, the edible mushrooms almost all outdoorsmen and women love to find.

Who's ready to start cooking?!

This video is really neat and shows the growing cycle of two different morel mushrooms. True morels really are a delicacy; the bigger the wild mushroom, the less you'll have to pick. Right?

I think it's pretty safe to say morel mushrooms do not pop out of the forest floor after viewing this video. Known scientifically as Morchella esculenta, these wild edibles are really fascinating.

Though they're typically found on or around dead elm trees, or other fallen forest trees, they can show up in lots of places. If you want tips on how and where to find them, we've got plenty of info on that here on Wide Open Spaces.

There are plenty of myths about these mushrooms, but at least the morel life cycle can be seen in full, thanks to this 15-day video.

Now go out and conduct some morel mushroom hunting missions with family and friends!

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Life Cycle of a Morel Mushroom in a 1-Minute Time-Lapse