vomit looking fungus

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Metroman, Jun 13, 2001.

  1. Metroman

    Metroman LawnSite Member
    from Va.
    Messages: 41

    I had a fungus appear overnight in my plant bed. It looks like vomit (yuk!)
    What can I do about this, or do I even need to do anything?
  2. JLC

    JLC LawnSite Senior Member
    from IA
    Messages: 467

    Are you sure it isn't vomit. I've put rabbit repelent on Hostas before and the rabbits still eat it and then puke it up right in the bed before they leave.
  3. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,144

    Metroman, I know exactly what your talking about! It actually called somehting like "dog throwup fungus" or something un-original like that.
  4. TheMom

    TheMom LawnSite Member
    Messages: 66


    I have a yellow fungus around one of our dogwoods that looks like insulation foam... but so far it hasn't made a move toward the house.
  5. GroundKprs

    GroundKprs LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,969

    You have slime mold. Very common in bark mulched beds. Not harmful to anything, just unsightly to many people. I will go away usually in a week, but if in a high traffic area you wish to keep attractive, just scrape it up and put in trash or compost heap. More detail at http://www.colostate.edu/Depts/CoopExt/TRA/PLANTS/slime.html
  6. TheMom

    TheMom LawnSite Member
    Messages: 66

    nature's other organisms, slime molds should be looked at for their beauty and enjoyed as one enjoys a mass planting
    of dianthus or snapdragons." (quote from above-referenced URL from GroundKprs)

    ... Didn't know dog barf was esthetic, didja?

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