Texas Gardening forum: Dirt mound in Texas yard - Fort Worth

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Sep 24, 2017 5:45 PM CST
Can anyone help me identify this mound? There are about 8 in my yard, some of them have turned white. I have bermuda grass. The make up is VERY dusty. Hit it with a mower and a brown cloud poofed up. No it's not dog feces...
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Name: Donald
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Sep 24, 2017 6:46 PM CST
It's a fungus. Often called toadstools or mushrooms. The dust are the spores from the plant. A mushroom is kind of like the fruit of a living organism most of which is underground. Someone might have a better idea of the particular kind over on the fungus forum, Welcome! but there are lots of different ones.

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Name: Kristi
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Sep 25, 2017 7:10 AM CST
I agree on both counts....

It is a fungus. You might try for an ID over here, https://garden.org/forums/view... These guys are really good at IDs.

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Sep 28, 2017 6:49 PM CST
Thank you!
Name: Christine
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Sep 29, 2017 2:02 PM CST
It looks like Giant Puffball Mushroom. We get them here too.

Here's a link, if it's the one I'm thinking of. They're actually edible when young, before they go to seed. Scroll down and you will see the ones that look like yours.

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