what is this yellow - Knowledgebase Question

birmingham, AL
Question by larita_south
July 12, 2007
After a long drought we finally received rain! After a few days of heavy rain, I discovered growing under my roses, a bright yellow mushroom type growth-one looks like a mushroom the other looks like a mini giant male organ part! What is it?! a fungus? or what... it it harmful? also my friend discovered some growing in her potted jade...

Answer from NGA
July 12, 2007


Yes, you've discovered some fungal growth. Most likely from some buried wood or other decomposing organic matter (bark perhaps, or old, dead roots). Rake it up before it develops spores (reproductive organs) and dispose of it. Have your friend pull the mushrooms out of the potting soil and throw them away. Although they are odd looking, they won't harm you or your plants.

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