A group of beautiful spiny puffballs.
Is this earthball or a puffball?
The beaked earthstar Geastrum pectinatum.
This is not a mushroom, it is a puffball.
The ends of the spines are stuck together on this spiny puffball.
Ants on Carbon Ball
This is the "dog turd" puffball, Pisolithus tinctorius.
Dead man's fingers.
A spiny puffball.
Most of the spines have fallen off this puffball.
This fungi was first found in Iowa just a few years ago. It is not very common.
Lycoperdon perlatum, the gem studded puffball.
A common stinkhorn.
An old giant puffball. This was 26" across.
This is an earthstar.
Phallus ravenelli, in the "egg" stage.
The common earthball Scleroderma citrinum. This is not a puffball.
Calvatia craniformis, the "brain" puffball.
Note that some of the "spikes" have fallen off this puffball.
A Phallus impudicus "egg".
The yellow fungi here (with cap) is the parasitic bolete. It grows on the fruitbodies of Scleroderma, the earthball fungi.
These bird's nest fungi are about 1.5 cm tall.
Rain drops splash out the "eggs" of the bird's nest fungi to spread the spores.
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