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

May 25, 2012
1:24 PM

Post #9138360

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)

May 25, 2012
4:50 PM

Post #9138648

It appears to be the puffball Calbovista subsculpta.


Arroyo Grande, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 31, 2012
11:05 PM

Post #9147163

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)

June 1, 2012
7:52 AM

Post #9147530

It was a new one for me, too.
Freedom, CA
(Zone 9b)

July 16, 2012
9:52 PM

Post #9208225


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