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    07 / 06 / 2015

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I’ve been finding more and more of these on my lawn. Balls, about 2″ in diameter. Free, not attached to anything. Very light – blow around with the wind. This one (photos) shows a dark interior with septae. I haven’t looked inside others – didn’t want to inhale spores. Are these fungal fruiting bodies, some sort of tree seed pods, or other? Thanks!


  • whatweed Master Identifier says:

    Striking “ping-pong” ball galls of the minute gall wasp Cynips maculipennis on the leaves of Oregon oak (Quercus garryana). Similar wasp galls on other oaks.

    July 9th, 2015 at 12:46am

  • steelekirk Flower Fanatic says:

    Puffball is what I’ve always called them. When they are dry and you step on them, the spores will puff out.

    July 8th, 2015 at 5:03pm

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