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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Common Puffball (Lycoperdon perlatum)

Here, to conclude a mycological week, is another fungi we are all familiar with, the Common Puffball (Lycoperdon perlatum). These are very tasty when young - the one pictured here is getting to be too ripe to eat. Soon it will develop a little hole in its top and when disturbed by as little as a falling raindrop it will emit a brown puff of spores.


The Furry Gnome said...

Enjoyed your 'mycological week'!

William Kendall said...

Quite an alien look to it!

Stephanie said...

I don't think I have ever laid eyes on this species. Certainly a very interesting fungus.