Name that plant
Date Photo Taken
04 / 20 / 2013
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these are growing in an area where we removed a very old sweet gum tree about 2 years ago.
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 9:09am
I have seen it here in GA, in areas where woody plants are decomposing.
April 27th, 2013 at 9:06pm
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 10:19am
wow Parity…good call! How did you find that?
April 21st, 2013 at 8:04pm
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 6:29pm
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