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No, this is not a morel.

These mushrooms come up in people’s gardens in the spring. They emerge from a purple fuzzy egg into a phallic form that has a sticky green spore mass oozing at the top. Most stinkhorns are putrid, but this one just smells strange.  I have never seen them washed, but Marianne thought they might be morels and I can see the resemblance, but NO!  I have read that they purple eggs are edible, but you go feat them first and post how they taste! Fascinating mushroom