Strange Mushroom

Summerville, SC(Zone 8a)

Can someone id this mushroom? Is it poisenous? Thanks

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Summerville, SC(Zone 8a)

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Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

Stinkhorn Phallus impudicus.

Not poisonous, but not edible either (they can be eaten when very young, still in the 'egg' stage). As you've probably noticed, the full-grown fungus has a revolting smell, which attracts carrion flies to disperse the spores.

Resin

Summerville, SC(Zone 8a)

Thanks resin....I have not noticed a foul smell or many flies around it.

Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

Probably finished smelling now - it looks a bit 'past its best'.

Read more about them here: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/phallus_impudicus.html

Resin

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