mystery mushroom

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Date Photo Taken: 04/20/2013
Location: macon
Posted By: cljw99

Notes:

these are growing in an area where we removed a very old sweet gum tree about 2 years ago.

COMMENTS

  1. parityanimal Flower Fanatic says:

    It appears to be an Aseroe rubra, but that is not native to this area…have you transplanted any nearby plants from Australia?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aseroe_rubra

    April 21st, 2013 at 6:59 pm
  2. Walter Reeves The Georgia Gardener says:

    wow Parity…good call!

    How did you find that?

    April 21st, 2013 at 8:47 pm
  3. parityanimal Flower Fanatic says:

    I have a great interest in mushrooms and other fungi as I love to eat them. Not that I wold eat THAT one. It looks like an alien invader and smells like…well, um…crap.

    I’ve done a little more research on that particular one just for interest, after I posted, and apparently is is sometimes spotted in some of the southeastern states.

    April 22nd, 2013 at 10:12 am
  4. sunnysue2009 Flower Fanatic says:

    I have seen it here in GA, in areas where woody plants are decomposing.

    April 27th, 2013 at 9:18 pm
  5. PAT NICHOLSON Unregistered says:

    I believe this is called
    Stinkhorn fungi. If so, it will smell like
    rotting meat or worse, multiplies via blow flies
    that are attracted to the smell. When it matures, it has a sticky substance on it. It is orange in color. I used Tide powder on some in my yard until I was told that was illegal. Now when I spot one, I spray Roundup directly on it and that seems to work quite well. Unfortunately, you will smell the fungi before you see it, so it may come back.
    The first one I found looked like a white eyeball embedded in the grass. Local County Ext Agent did not know what it was but researched and called me

    May 4th, 2013 at 9:04 am

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