Flower or Mushroom?

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Date Photo Taken: 01/17/2013
Location: Evens,
Posted By: Dr. Bukk


A January day I spied this and thought it was a rare type of mushroom. However, it was not attached to the ground and was feather light, so is it a flower? It looks like a coral formation.


  1. Bobby Flower Fanatic says:

    Could you post another picture of your palm side of this mystery? The object reminds me of an acorn but I have never seen the caps split like this.

    January 22nd, 2013 at 3:53 pm
  2. Angelyn Unregistered says:

    I’ve recently been reading field guides for mushroom identification. This looks to me like the type of mushroom called an “Earthstar.”

    January 24th, 2013 at 7:46 am
  3. Bobby Flower Fanatic says:

    Wow! Hats off to Angelyn. So much for a dadburn acorn!

    January 24th, 2013 at 9:35 am

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