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Orrville Ohio
Jun 14, 2017 1:47 PM CST
Does anyone know what this is? It appeared over night.
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Name: Dave
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Jun 14, 2017 3:34 PM CST
I had the same thing happen last year. I believe they said it was called "dog vomit" or something like that. Not actual dog vomit.
Name: Rob Duval
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Jun 14, 2017 3:46 PM CST

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It's a type of Slime Mold that is commonly known as 'Dog Vomit Mold'. Latin name of Fuligo septica. Pleasant stuff (note the sarcasm, please).
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Jun 14, 2017 3:55 PM CST
We get it every spring on the wood-chip surface of our no-till garden. It's never been a problem, just a little unsightly.
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Orrville Ohio
Jun 14, 2017 5:57 PM CST
Thank you all!

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