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Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Jul 30, 2014 9:06 AM CST
While out watering the gardens this morning, I noticed these growing in the lawn. I've never seen one like this before. Any idea what it is?

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This one has a hole in the top and you can see right down into the hollow stem
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There were two, this is the other one. A small hole in the top, but not very open like the other one is.
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OldGardener
Jul 30, 2014 9:18 AM CST
Could it be a stinkhorn (Phallus impudicus)? Here is a site with more info:

http://www.mushroomexpert.com/phallus_impudicus.html
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Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Jul 30, 2014 10:34 AM CST
It looks like that's what it might be.
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OldGardener
Jul 30, 2014 10:43 AM CST
I did notice that the article mentions that the stinkhorn (where do they get these names?) is hollow down the middle.
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flaflwrgrl
Jul 30, 2014 11:01 AM CST
I'd say a stinkhorn. Tom, if you smell it when you walk out the door or at least when you get within 30 feet of it; it's a stinkhorn. You'll know it when you smell it.
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Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Jul 30, 2014 11:03 AM CST
I'll will have to go see if it smells. It didn't seem to when I took the pictures, but it was still cool out then.
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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flaflwrgrl
Jul 30, 2014 11:08 AM CST
Thumbs up
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OldGardener
Jul 30, 2014 11:25 AM CST
The other possibility is Phallus hadriani. From what I understand, the distinguishing feature is the color of the volva. Phallus hadriani has a purple tint, P. impudicus is white.
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Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Jul 30, 2014 12:24 PM CST
Yup, they're so stinky they attract flies! Smells like a dead body usually. We get amazing looking red 'cage' type stinkhorns down here.
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Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Jul 30, 2014 1:46 PM CST
It smells really bad, but I had to get down close to it to smell it.
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Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Jul 30, 2014 1:50 PM CST
Must be your cool weather, Tom. Wait until it gets really warm, it will 'perfume' your whole neighborhood.
Elaine

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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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flaflwrgrl
Jul 30, 2014 2:10 PM CST
I agree
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Weedwhacker
Jul 30, 2014 3:53 PM CST
dyzzypyxxy said:Must be your cool weather, Tom. Wait until it gets really warm, it will 'perfume' your whole neighborhood.


Maybe you'd better warn the neighbors, Tom! Rolling on the floor laughing

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Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Jul 30, 2014 5:06 PM CST
Yeah, and be ready when the cops come knocking asking where you've buried the bodies!
Elaine

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Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Jul 30, 2014 5:08 PM CST
Well I live in the country, so I'm far enough away from the neighbors.
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