Fungi forum: Is this a Fungus?

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Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
Sep 2, 2015 7:09 PM CST
I'm so scatterbrained lately...I meant to post this last week and don't recollect doing so.

Anyway, my husband came across a strange patch of white, hairy-looking balls (don't laugh) in our yard and we think it's a fungus! *Blush* Sticking tongue out Big Grin

Anyone know for sure?


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Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Sep 2, 2015 7:30 PM CST
Lycoperdon pulcherrimum... gem studded puffball or a close relative in the Lycoperdon genus

http://www.mushroomexpert.com/puffballs.html
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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I helped beta test the first seed swap
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DogsNDaylilies
Sep 2, 2015 7:36 PM CST
Wow, Jean, you're fast! And good! Based on that list, it looks like our 'mystery mushroom' is http://www.mushroomexpert.com/lycoperdon_pulcherrimum.html , just like you said!

Thank you! I tip my hat to you.
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Sep 2, 2015 7:41 PM CST
You are most welcome. Those are among my favorites of the puffballs. That is a great site for IDing fungi/mushrooms.

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