Common lines appear on cuttings, burning areas and clearings in late April-early May. They often grow under spruce, birch or pine trees, preferring clay soil.
The cap of the common morel is irregular-rounded, brain-shaped, folded, brown in color; it fuses with the stem. The stem is short, cylindrical, furrowed, and white (with a pink or purple tinge).
The fruit body of the common stitch is filled with "convolutions", and its cartilaginous brittle flesh emits a faint aroma of dampness and mushrooms.
In cooking, ordinary lines are most often stewed in milk or sour cream or fried in oil, because without milk or oil gravy, the lines have an unpleasant "rubber" taste.