Entoloma vernum
Entoloma vernum
Entoloma vernum
Entoloma vernum
Entoloma vernum
Entoloma vernum spores
Entoloma vernum
Entoloma vernum
Note the small, aborted mushroom growing at base of stem.  This
illustrates how mushrooms are formed by mycelia, which is made up of
microscopic hyphae that emerge from the ground (or other substrate) and
through cell modification create a stem, cap, gills and, most importantly,
spore producing cells.
Entoloma vernum is found frequently during morel season (April and
May) growing from the ground; pink spore print.  The pointed cap is
i
ndicative of many Entoloma mushrooms.   
The many-sided spores of
Entolma vernum.
See spore characteristics at
The Entoloma Website