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Name: Diana I
Northeast Ohio
diggy1129
Sep 25, 2017 2:38 PM CST
Please help me identify this growing in my yard. While fascinating , it also looks very creepy. When touched with anything the red jewel like spots drip like blood. Is it poisonous?
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Sep 25, 2017 2:41 PM CST
Its called Bleeding Tooth Fungus and yes, creepy.

Edited to add: No, not poisonous but not edible. They are extremely rare infact, I didn't know they existed anyplace but the drippy forests of the Pacific Northwest.
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woofie
Sep 25, 2017 2:45 PM CST
Whoa! I'd never heard of that one, either! Thanks for posting (and thanks Daisy for the ID). Smiling
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