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Strange fungus

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by David Haggerty, May 31, 2003.

  1. I found this while mowing today. It was sticking up 3 to 4 inches above the lawn.

    Does anyone know what it is? It was growing by a little tree stump down in the ground.

    It's fragile. I broke it trying to pick it. It doesn't show well in the pic but it has a honeycomb like structure to the walls. And it really stinks!

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  2. Bob's Lawn

    Bob's Lawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 23

    I had this same thing growing in a customer's landscape bed last year. I touched it and it broke apart and never came back. No idea what it was.

    Only one I ever saw until your post. Did the bottom part of it have a covering? Mine was in a spot that never has direct sun.

  3. No, no covering of any sort. It was just growing up out of a hole beside the stump.
    This was right out in the open. But come to think of it, I don't think Ohio has had much direct sunlight for the past month. :rolleyes:

    There were a couple more little ones down in the hole. I'll try to take the camera next time. It sure looked strange growing out of the lawn.
  4. Gr grass n Hi tides

    Gr grass n Hi tides LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,020

    Invasion Of The Body Snatchers. You might want to check under your bed tonight.
  5. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Posts: 4,254

  6. Mark P

    Mark P LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 352

    :) Looks like one of those mushroom fungus, bet you can find it on your computer, I haven't seen that one, but if its growing beside a tree its prob-mushroom, only ones i use to hunt are the precher peckers, washem flower, fry in butter ummmmm....Marks Mowing Service
  7. morturf

    morturf LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 477

    John Bobbit live anywhere near there? :D
  8. fblandscape

    fblandscape Banned
    Posts: 776

    If its in an old tree stump, or around an old tree stump it is just decay fungi.
  9. fblandscape

    fblandscape Banned
    Posts: 776

    PS. advise your clients to get rid of old tree stumps. They are harbingers of Armillaria root rot (Shoestring root rot)
  10. lawncare3

    lawncare3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,981


    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

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