Can you identify this black chile-looking thing?
I cross posted on the Florida Forum as that's where I'm located. Wondering if anyone can identify this odd looking "weed." I came across a small "nest" of them (4" x 10"), each spaced about 1 1/2 to 2" apart. The two larger one's in the picture illustrate the above-ground portion. I didn't dig down to trace and explore their roots. (This is growing in a perennial peanut bed.) I monitor for weeds regularly and haven't seen this until now. It doesn't stick up above the peanut foliage, so might have been developing over the last month. It is dry, woody and black. The insides are white with a mushroom-flesh-looking texture, but hard and woody. Anyone recognize it?