Alien Tuber?

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Date Photo Taken: 05/28/2013
Location: Lilburn, GA
Posted By: SusanF

Notes:

This just appeared on the edge of our back landscaped and wooded area. I have no idea of where to start to identify it. It isn’t rigid and slightly waves with the breeze. I know the flies love it but there’s no way I’m touching it to find out why!

COMMENTS

  1. Bobby Flower Fanatic says:

    Looks like a well, let’s pass this up the chain of command. Take it away Walter!
    http://www.walterreeves.com/gardening-q-and-a/stinkhorn-mushroom-identification-and-control/

    May 28th, 2013 at 7:22 pm
  2. SusanF Registered says:

    I never would have guessed! Thank you for the identification. Will be taking care of this straightaway.

    May 28th, 2013 at 9:25 pm
  3. stone Flower Fanatic says:

    I’m not sure there is anything to “take care of”.
    Those mushrooms aren’t harming the garden, quite the opposite…
    If you do a bit of reading on hugelkultur, you may learn that the mycelium is to be encouraged, rather than “taken care of”.

    Now those stinkhorns may look unpleasant in a certain light, the benefits they provide to the yard’s ecosystem is more than offset by the appearance, or the smell… Which in honesty… I’ve never noticed… I can not imagine putting my nose close enough to smell it anyway…

    May 30th, 2013 at 9:17 am
  4. SusanF Unregistered says:

    I’ll take your advice and let it be. I was a bit put-off by the wonderful “aroma” mixing with the jasmine, as well as the hovering flies, which appear to be conduits for propagating these gems – but, I am all about letting nature do its thing. I’ll give it wide berth and it will be safe from me. Thanks.

    May 30th, 2013 at 11:14 am

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