Mold on basil?

snowbunny_wi(4)August 3, 2011

I noticed this today in the soil of my cinnamon basil. We've had a lot of rain, heat & humidity. Will this harm the plant? Is there something I can do?

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This photo might work.

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    Bookmark   August 3, 2011 at 9:31PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

It appears to be one of the many hundreds (thousands) of species of an organism commonly known as 'slime mold', even though it's not a mold or fungus. Totally harmless, just moving through the area picking up bits of organic matter to decompose. You needn't do anything, but if it disturbs you, simply take a rake to it.

    Bookmark   August 3, 2011 at 11:36PM
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snowbunny_wi(4)

Thanks rhizo!

    Bookmark   August 4, 2011 at 2:15PM
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