Earthstar fungus

Q: Can you please tell me what kind of fungus this is? It is about as wide as the palm of a hand and is shaped like a flower flush to the ground.

A: My trusted expert, Mary Woehrel from the Mushroom Club of Georgia, says:

“If this was found in the Georgia area, it is probably an Earthstar Scleroderma, Scleroderma geaster.

Note: this is DEFINITELY a non-edible fungus!

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