19 October, 2014 Charlena Edge 0 Comment

It’s a mushroom!

In fact, it is a mushroom from the Phallaceae family – named for its phallic shape. See…I’m NOT crazy. According to mushroomexpert.com, this mushroom could be a “stinkhorn”. Stinkhorns occur “naturally” in North America and may result from the “transportation of soil, sod, wood chips, trees, and so on”. This makes sense because I brought in pounds and pounds of soil this past spring for my garden plus we had some pretty hard rain on Wednesday.

The gross part is that the “foul-smelling slime” attracts flies and other insects, who land on the slime and “gobble it up”. This explains the flies I kept seeing land on the ugly thing. I didn’t smell anything but the black substance on the mushroom was probably the slime forming. YUCK! Nature never ceases to amaze me and you REALLY do learn something every day!

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Hi, welcome to my humble abode! I’m Charlena, wife, mother of two, pet mommy, full-time worker, sporadic crafter, former floral designer, trial and error gardener, future chicken owner, and wanna be farmer. I have a Master’s degree in Therapeutic Herbalism. In between my disjointed, seemingly unrelated posts, I hope to share some of what I’ve learned. Thanks for stopping by!

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