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CuriosityKTC
Mar 29, 2017 4:38 PM CST
My grandparents found this odd plant and we cannot figure out what it is. We've never seen the like before and it's throwing us for a real loop. The white growths are soft, almost mushroom like in feel and we cannot decide if the plant produces them naturally itself or if it is a growth like a fungi on the plant.
We're very curious about if it is safe to leave in the yard or not and are hoping someone here may have an answer for us.
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Mar 29, 2017 4:46 PM CST
Welcome!

Can you tell us what kind of plant this is? If you don't know, add more photos of the tops of the leaves, bark and overall plant will help us determine that.

Can yout tell us where this plant is located?

My first thought is some kind of insect gall.
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CuriosityKTC
Mar 29, 2017 5:00 PM CST
DaisyI said: Welcome!

Can you tell us what kind of plant this is? If you don't know, add more photos of the tops of the leaves, bark and overall plant will help us determine that.

Can yout tell us where this plant is located?

My first thought is some kind of insect gall.


Well, like I said in the post I don't know what any of it is.
I only got the two photos while I was with them today but I might can get more next time.
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Zencat
Mar 29, 2017 10:52 PM CST
My first thought was a fungus. And yes, if you can get more pictures, that would be helpful.
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Jai_Ganesha
Mar 29, 2017 11:28 PM CST
The leaves remind me of a magnolia.

The white stuff reminds me of cottony maple scale (which does infect magnolias): http://www.mortonarb.org/trees...
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plantladylin
Mar 30, 2017 7:30 AM CST
The leaves remind me of Magnolia too and although I've never seen anything like that cool looking marshmallow growth, it does look like some type of fungi/mushrooms:
http://mushroom-collecting.com...
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Mar 30, 2017 5:32 PM CST
Cut one open and see what's inside. Take photos and post for us to see also.
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