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Oct 29, 2016 2:31 AM CST
We found this in our garden this morning and I really need help identifying what on earth it or they are. Help anyone?
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Oct 29, 2016 9:46 AM CST

It looks like a fungus.
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Name: Elaine
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Oct 29, 2016 10:03 AM CST
Hi and welcome. I agree with Daisy, it's some kind of fungus. This time of year a ton of fungi pop up and most are not any cause for concern. Just don't eat any if you don't know for sure what they are because many mushrooms contain neurotoxins that can make you very sick or kill you. Not worth taking a risk.

It's generally an indication that you have healthy soil but if you don't want it around, just turn it under with a shovel.

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Name: Kat
Magnolia, Tx (Zone 8b)
Oct 29, 2016 11:10 AM CST
Usually they are from ,he breakdown of woody products and simply natural decomp I agree
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Oct 30, 2016 7:27 AM CST
And, the things we call mushrooms are often (always?) the fruiting ("Flowering") part of the fungus, The rest of it grows in the soil or rotting wood. It's really good for the soil. As said above, they're easy to get rid of, and that won't hurt the fungus either.
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