Last week we discovered what looked like a snake egg that had opened and was empty half buried against our edging.Today in the the same place theres this wierd growth that appears to possibly be coming out of another buried egg type thing It looks like red coral. This plant is soft to the touch and has attracted flies and gnats. Im clueless as to what is growing out back. Any ideas????
SOLVED: Help me identify the strangest plant ive ever seen
A larger picture would help, but perhaps Corynaea sp.?
That's better. Thanks.
Looks like a fungus called Clathrus crispus.
This message was edited Jan 26, 2013 7:52 PM
altagardener Thank You! Thats it 100%. what a resource this website is.
*smiles* Another one of our friends the Stink fungi! The flies and gnats are helping it to reproduce. They are non-poisonous and good decomposers of wood.