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Morel mushroom (Morchella conica) growing in soil. These mushrooms are the fruiting bodies of this fungus and can reach several centimetres in height. The fungus feeds on decaying vegetation. Some morels are edible while some are deadly poisonous. This mushroom raises the reproductive spores above the ground to be ejected from sacs (asci) in the lobed cap.
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