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Tricholoma vernaticum

A favorite morel indicator species in the Spring is Tricholoma vernaticum, the Cuke Trich.  It is a large white mushroom with a distinct smell of cucumber.  Note the evanescent ring on the lower stem.  Smelling this mushroom is like a breath of spring like the spring flowers and lilacs in the yard.  Finding this in the woods is a delight and the distinct aroma is easily shared with others.  All the literature I have says it is not an edible species.