Stumped by Spongy Ball!

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Date Photo Taken: April 17, 2012
Location: Canton, GA
Posted By: sjharris53


A student at my school brought this in today. He found in growing attached to a root in the woods. The “ball” is spongy, white and faint green, with brown dots that turned red during the day at school. Tiny purple tinged leaves are on one side.


  1. Bobby Unregistered says:

    I knew I had seen this before but not growing from a root. Check this out.
    I may be wrong but I think that’s it. If you don’t have Walter on FaceBook, try it out. His article on Azalea and Camelia galls prodded my rusting synapses to finally fire. Thanks Walter!

    April 22nd, 2012 at 7:58 pm
  2. Walter Reeves The Georgia Gardener says:

    check my website notes on sower gall

    April 23rd, 2012 at 8:46 pm
  3. Susan Unregistered says:

    Never heard of a sower gall! Thanks Walter and Bobby; the teacher has learned something new to pass on to the student!

    April 23rd, 2012 at 9:28 pm

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