Answer: What you describe sounds like stinkhorn fungus. A stinkhorn fungus is a fruiting body resembling a finger. When it is mature you will find it covered in slimy, stinky spores sticking out of your lawn. The odor from the stinkhorn attracts flies that carry the fungus to other parts of your yard. Wear gloves (disposable latex) so you don't get the odor on your hands. Pull up each finger and toss it into a plastic bag, then dDig up the soil that surrounded the stinkhorn fungus. It likely contains spores that will grow more fungus. Place it in the plastic bag and tie it off tightly. Toss the bag in the trash. That should be the end of the problem.
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