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what the heck is this creepy plant

Posted by sugar_magnolia z6 Hamilton, NJ (My Page) on
Sun, Jul 2, 06 at 16:35

i went to the back of my shed to check on some skimmia seedlings and much to my shock, horror, disgust, there were these creepy growths coming up from the ground that were withered over and covered in flies. they sort of look like crabs legs rising up from the dirt, they are red topped and maybe 5" high, then the stem turns to white as it goes into the ground where is ends in a sort of bulb or sac. they are growing in bunches. anyone know what it is? i am totally disgusted by it and don't even want to touch it. ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.


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RE: what the heck is this creepy plant

Fungus or mushrooms probably.


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RE: what the heck is this creepy plant

i found out it is stinkhorn fungi... very gross, indeed.


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RE: what the heck is this creepy plant

I had to google that one. There's a fungi worthy of exhibit space at the Whitney.


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