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can anyone explain this???

Posted by denisehelen nj (My Page) on
Thu, Jun 15, 06 at 21:48

okay - yesterday i added black color-enhanced mulch that was in my garage for about two months to a group of pansies i planted in early may. this morning, there were two pink finger like things growing out of the mulch that were about six inches long and about an inch thick. i thought they were snakes. being new to the "country" i waited for my husband to get up and went out with him (about 1 hour later). they were already shriveled up and looked dead and were definitely some kind of plant. any explanation?????

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RE: can anyone explain this???

  • Posted by marric Z5b Ontario (My Page) on
    Fri, Jun 16, 06 at 8:02

It's probably some sort of mold or fungi. Try looking on Tom Volk's Fungi page. You'll have to do a google search for it. M

RE: can anyone explain this???

Sounds like a slime mold, their fruiting bodies decay very rapidly.

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