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Any Idea What This Is?

L.A. (Canoga Park), CA(Zone 10a)

What is this? I'm out all of the time but I've never seen one of these before. It appears to be some kind of mushroom or puffball. There was a group of about five of them and they were about 3 inches in diameter. They were growing in an oak woodland, Santa Monica Mountains (Los Angeles County).

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L.A. (Canoga Park), CA(Zone 10a)

It appears to be the puffball Calbovista subsculpta.

Arroyo Grande, CA(Zone 9a)

Kelli - are you sure it's not an alien lifeform? Or maybe a misplaced marshmallow that has been pecked by birds? I have found many unusual fungi lifeforms in my garden, some of the most interesting have come in on free county mulch wood chips. This one is a new one to me.

L.A. (Canoga Park), CA(Zone 10a)

It was a new one for me, too.

Freedom, CA(Zone 9b)


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