Friday, November 28, 2008

A Weird Thing

Does anyone know what this is a picture of? I found it on the ground in our yard.

8 comments:

PJ's talkin'.... said...

Aren't they called "fungi" or something like that. Not a mushroom, but related maybe. Just a bad guess.

Texas Legacy Lady said...

Looks like some sort of spore or as PJ mentioned, fungi. Also looks a little like it could be an outcropping from the root of a tree. Do we win a prize for the winning guess? Please don't say the object in the picture.

jonnie said...

If guessing is allowed, here is my best effort: fossilized hot cross bun.

Pops said...

Yes, it is a fungus of some sort. Watch it until it matures, and you may be lucky enough to see it pop and spread tiny spores aroung. If you get impatient, you can just kick it open and watch then fly.

Bdogs said...

I thought it was a fungus, but I'm curious what kind. And I love the hot cross bun reference. Anyone else ever eat one (the bun, not the fungus) piping hot from the oven. Yum.

Ruth H said...

Just came over from Leon's page, look this up http://www.mushroomexpert.com/phallaceae.html
they are very nasty smelling and in the stinkhorn family.

Flip said...

I think it's a puffball.

http://www.mushroomexpert.com/phallaceae.html

Flip said...

Whoops, wrong link. Here's the correct one:

http://www.mushroomexpert.com/puffballs.html