Sunday, September 21, 2008

Pac-Man Puffball

This Pac-Man-esque puffball lives in the moss in my backyard. It's surrounded by fellow fungi in various stages of splitting to release spores. Charmingly known as "pigskin poison puffball" or "common earthball," this scaly ochre beauty is scleroderma citrinum. (Not edible!)

The photo was taken 9/15/08. Click on image to enlarge.

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