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Name: Sandy Coffman
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wren
Mar 9, 2012 7:33 PM CST
This is a fast growing thing,was not out there yesterday. It is growing on the dead plant matter that is caked up on the street drain.
I believe it is a fungus of some kind

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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Mar 9, 2012 8:09 PM CST
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slime_mold
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Name: Sandy Coffman
Jacksonville, Florida
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wren
Mar 9, 2012 8:25 PM CST
thanks that was what I thought but have never seen slime mold around here and I have lived in this house sense I was 4-will not say how old I am now. Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Mar 9, 2012 8:27 PM CST
It's funny you should post this because I saw some when I got home from work tonight, but it was raining so I could not go photograph it.
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Name: Sandy Coffman
Jacksonville, Florida
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wren
Mar 9, 2012 8:31 PM CST
it is very dry here, did have some rain last week, but has dried out again. that was why i was surprised that it was there
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Mar 11, 2012 4:42 AM CST
Slime mold is also often referred to as what resembles- dog vomit fungus.
http://www.personal.psu.edu/sam21/dogvomit.htm

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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Mar 12, 2012 6:27 PM CST
And it occurs all over the U.S.
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Name: David
Detroit, MI (Zone 6a)
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speciesrok
Aug 8, 2013 3:18 PM CST
Wierdest fungus I've ever seen
It looks like a deflated balloon growing out of a hickory nut but the nut-resembling part is fungus too, not an actual nut
Name: David
Detroit, MI (Zone 6a)
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speciesrok
Aug 8, 2013 3:22 PM CST
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It is growing in mulch below a maple tree
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Aug 8, 2013 3:28 PM CST
Stinkhorn fungus.

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Name: David
Detroit, MI (Zone 6a)
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speciesrok
Aug 8, 2013 3:44 PM CST
Yes, I believe you hit the nail on the head, and very quickly too! It is pretty definitely Mutinus elegans.
I sort of love the name; elegant stinkhorn. Thanks!


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kqcrna
Aug 8, 2013 4:32 PM CST
Except for my typo, which I just edited.

I'm a treasure trove of useless information.

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Aug 9, 2013 11:35 AM CST
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Aug 9, 2013 1:51 PM CST
I had some back in my little woodland area a couple years back. Very interesting stuff.
Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Aug 9, 2013 1:59 PM CST
Pic of a stinkhorn I had off the patio. Did an 8x10 print and hung it in the bathroom...seemed like a good place for it Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Aug 9, 2013 2:48 PM CST
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Aug 9, 2013 5:13 PM CST
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Here's the "mate" Whistling to go with it Ginger. This is the stinkhorn we had growing in our yard.

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I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Aug 9, 2013 6:13 PM CST
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Aug 9, 2013 6:52 PM CST
Imagine me the first time I saw the darned thing!!!!!!! It was like..... What the _____????????? And MAN! was it ever stinky! All I had to do was walk out the door & you could smell it strongly. We ended up getting lots of them. I learned to look for the "egg" like thing they originate from & dug them up at that stage before they "blossomed" so to speak.

It was shocking at first & then it became hilarious.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
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valleylynn
Aug 9, 2013 8:34 PM CST
Interesting. When I found mine it was just a big pile of slime.

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