Step 5: How to identify a real morel from a false morel
there are three distinct features of a real morel:
1st:Cut lengthwise it will be hollow from bottom of stem to top of cap. It'll look like a rubber mold.
2nd:Bottom of the cap is attached to the stem
Cap and stalk all one piece
3rd:Cap is full of Ridges and Pits
notice in picture 1 the Bottom of the cap is not attached to the stem
in picture 2 and 3 it doesn't even look like a morel
in picture 4 the morel on the left is a real morel and notice how the morel on the right isn't hollow it's a false morel
in picture 5 the cap looks more like a brain it has wavy lines. a real morel has ridges and pits like in picture 7.