Phallic mushroom

mucknmire(zone6 NJ)July 28, 2005

With the humidity of the past few weeks the mushrooms have been flourishing. This is one of the more interesting ones I've seen - a stinkhorn, mutinus caninus I think.

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socks

We used to really laugh about these, but I haven't seen one in years. It's just impossible not to make the connection between this mushroom and, uh, well...you know!

    Bookmark   July 28, 2005 at 1:10PM
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flowersandthings(MidAtlantic 6/7)

You're very bad mucknmire :) . I've seen the "other" "variety" but not these around where I am in NJ :).

    Bookmark   July 28, 2005 at 9:43PM
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bigack(z6 WV)

Yep!

    Bookmark   July 29, 2005 at 11:25AM
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jammeez1_hotmail_com

We had one of these "pop up" in our yard yesterday morning. It was even more phallic-looking than your photo. AND, it had...spurted! :p My husband didn't have the stomach to get rid of it, so I had to do so. But not before the flies had already taken away most of the spores. I suspect there will be more either very soon or in the spring.

BTW, the STINK in Stinkhorn is right. And it smells JUST like it looks. O.o

    Bookmark   October 1, 2006 at 7:28PM
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quirkpod(7 Lewisville NC)

That one is one of my absolute FAVS! We discovered them this year and had something like a small grove of them growing in our mulched natural area. I immediately took photos and added to my Yahoo garden album. BTW, anyone know why photobucket.com wont load today after logging in? Is there a more reliable site? People I email links to from there are telling me that they cant load the links either.

    Bookmark   October 2, 2006 at 11:00AM
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mucknmire(zone6 NJ)

Jammeez, your description of the mushroom was hilarious. I can relate with your husband not wanting to get rid of it ;). Can't comment about the smell.

Quirkpod, I've seen many in the past month. This is the time for mushrooms here so no doubt I'll see more but not in a small grove. The most I've seen in one place is about 3-5. They seem to grow in wood chips or mulched areas.

    Bookmark   October 2, 2006 at 2:28PM
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joanmn

Well, I've never seen a mushroom like that before, I KNOW I'd remember!
JoanMN

    Bookmark   October 10, 2006 at 11:44PM
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debi9217

I had never seen one of these either. Until now, and sure enough they have popped up in my yard! I've enjoyed the huge variety of mushrooms we've seen in the last 2 years but this one is just gross!
Debi

    Bookmark   October 12, 2006 at 8:18AM
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