The genus Gyromitra contains seven species. These have the ascomata distinctly stalked, and the upper surface covered with gyrose folds. The largest spore-sac fungi belong in this genus.
Gyromitra esculenta (Edible)
Cap - Bay red, round, lobed, irregular, gyrose-wrinkled, attached to the stem in several places. Hollow, white, and uneven within.
Stem - Whitish, hollow, scurfy. Two or more inches long.
Flesh - Edible only when young and freshly gathered.
Habitat - In sandy soil, during the wet weather of May and June.
Section to show margin of the cap united to the stem.