Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Earth Star Fungi

 This is a complete new find for me!  
These are growing right outside my sewing room door!
They are a puff ball fungus, an inedible mushroom in the Geastrum Triplex family.
 Some call them wood flower mushrooms and you can see why here.
They feel like a mushroom, smell like a mush room but don't give it a taste!
Today, they puffed out their spores right out of the center!
A first find for me!  
How about you?

10 comments:

  1. I have never seen them before either. They are really pretty.

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  2. How interesting. I had no idea there was such a unique mushroom.

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  3. So weird!! I have seen puffball mushrooms numerous times, but never with the "petals" around them. Very interesting.

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  4. I've had puff ball mushrooms in Orlando, but not PRETTY ones like that.

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  5. Wow! I've never seen anything like that! That's amazing!

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  6. Wow! Never seen those before! They are so pretty. Isn't nature wonderful!
    Jillxo

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  7. That is so cool! I've never seen that before! I see I'm not the only one. Thank you for sharing! Wow!

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  8. Wow, never seen such a thing -- they're beautiful!!

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  9. So so cool. Never seen anything like it. Now I want my husband to carve one of those for me.

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