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Earthstars..,!

Discussion in 'Herbs and Wildflowers' started by Marley Farley, Sep 18, 2017.

  1. Marley Farley

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    I was just clearing up in my borders when I came across these two little beauties.. Earthstar fungi.. The spores for them both must I think have come in with the wood chip mulch I had last year.? Not edible but very attractive. Often dried after the spores have gone and used in xmas wreaths often..

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    • "M"

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      Never seen, or heard, of those before but what a pretty thing it is!!
      Lucky you :thumbsup:
       
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        Absolutely stunning. Never seen these before, or even heard of them, but they are spectacular, and have a lovely name too. Thanks for sharing :smile:
         
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          Nice one Marley :)

          I've found em growin under fir trees in the past.
           
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            Fir trees and hardwood debris are where you usually find them @Zigs :thumbsup: just so beautiful..
             
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              Keep a look out for the on your walks @"M" they do like to hide as well if they can so I am told.. :thumbsup:
               
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                Strange how some plants remind you of parts of the anatomy!:hate-shocked:
                 
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                  I have just found some under one of my Tree Ferns!
                  P1390510.JPG !
                   
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                    Yay there we are @strongylodon I knew someone else must have some.! :biggrin::biggrin::thumbsup::thumbsup:
                     
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                      @Marley Farley I only noticed them as the are now open, I had seen them before but closed up and thought they were tiny puffballs emerging!:rolleyespink:
                       
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                        I think I have thought that too in the past @strongylodon when I saw them up at the woodland first.. only now in my garden am I seeing the full wonder.... I just love natures wonders.. :SUNsmile:
                         
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