Does anyone know what this is?
I found this in my yard this morning and I have no idea what it is. Does anyone know?
We have these in our yard from time to time. I looked it up and they are a type of fungus called Stinkhorn. Very creepy looking.
Smelly, and a fairly common sight in Florida. Also known, colorfully, as deadman's fingers. For a good discussion, see: http://www.floridata.com/tracks/GardenersJournal04/Journal_11_04.cfm
I knew one of you would know. Thank you @Douglas Hunt and @360 Sod (Donna Dixson) for stopping in. Quite an amazing "thing". Hard to call it a plant.
lol @Connie H , I have picture of the ahummm 'phallus' one I took here at the nursery, which I didn't smell! I stayed pretty far way from it because it was really really peculiar :)
Sorry but this looks like poop to me. It was the first thing I thought about but obviously artistic poop ;-)
i dont know the true name of it,,,but w call it the stink flower,,i get them every year and they are ugly and stinky,,,well if they didnt stink sometimes they can form into a nice weird shape that is atalk of the party lol...but whooosh they stink bad
I immediately thought it was something I would dry,and add some color to it and use as a substitute for a piece of coral in a "beachy" display ????????
It is called Clathrus columnatus see more info here http://www.mushroomexpert.com/clathrus_columnatus.html" target="_blank">http://www.mushroomexpert.com/clathrus_column...