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turmoil0283
Aug 8, 2016 7:55 PM CST
I found a small patch of small brown objects clustered together in my garden on Saturday. At first glance it looked like mushrooms but today half were popped open and inside were small black objects about the size of a pebble.

I have never had these here and am unsure of what they are and if they are bad. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
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Name: Daisy
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DaisyI
Aug 8, 2016 8:43 PM CST
Welcome! to NGA

Its a type of Bird's Nest Fungus
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
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Weedwhacker
Aug 8, 2016 9:21 PM CST
DaisyI said: Welcome! to NGA

Its a type of Bird's Nest Fungus


Interesting! is that harmful to garden plants, Daisy?
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Name: Robyn
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robynanne
Aug 8, 2016 9:33 PM CST
Doesn't look like it is bad:
http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/fungus-lichen/bir...
Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Aug 8, 2016 9:54 PM CST
They are usually found in wood chips doing what fungus do: decomposing things. They don't attack live plants.
Name: Michelle
Pleasant Lake MI (Zone 6a)
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Mizshelli
Aug 9, 2016 8:31 PM CST
Hey I have those too and never knew what they were!
Thanks guys!
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