Weird Pink Mold Around Strawberry Plants

mledoux13June 21, 2012

I've noticed these weird pink-colored spores around my strawberry plants. They are rubbery and soft. I pulled a few away with a hand spade and popped. They are filled with a hot pink fluid - looks sort of like calomine lotion.

Any ideas?

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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

An interesting fungus of sorts which won't damage you or your plants.

    Bookmark   June 21, 2012 at 3:04PM
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mledoux13

Thanks to jean001a - her use of the word fungus sent me on my way. Happy to find out that Wolf's Milk Slime Mold (Lycogala epidendrum) poses no risk to the plant or humans.

Thanks again,
Mike

    Bookmark   June 21, 2012 at 3:26PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

That's a new one on me....I've seen lots of slime 'molds' in my day but never that one. Some people have ALL the luck, lol.

    Bookmark   June 21, 2012 at 11:25PM
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