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Linda Lovullo Dooley
Last reply on Oct 22, 2016

Does anyone know what this is?

16
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Linda Lovullo Dooley
Last reply on Oct 22, 2016

I found this in my yard this morning and I have no idea what it is. Does anyone know?

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  • From My Front Porch To Yours
    From My Front Porch To Yours Humble, TX
    on Jan 27, 2013

    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.

  • Z
    Z
    on Jan 27, 2013

    Wow that's odd looking. I'm thinking maybe @Douglas Hunt or @360 Sod (Donna Dixson) might though.

  • Douglas Hunt
    Douglas Hunt New Smyrna Beach, FL
    on Jan 27, 2013

    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/GardenersJour...

  • Mandi J
    Mandi J Crestview, FL
    on Jan 27, 2013

    Awesome info Thank you Doug!!

  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson)
    360 Sod (Donna Dixson) Buford, GA
    on Jan 27, 2013

    great read, thank you, @Douglas Hunt

  • Z
    Z
    on Jan 28, 2013

    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.

  • Connie H
    Connie H Wimauma, FL
    on Jan 28, 2013

    yeah have had that in my yard before as well. Glad I did not smell it. =>

  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson)
    360 Sod (Donna Dixson) Buford, GA
    on Jan 28, 2013

    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 :)

  • Dayoris Custom
    Dayoris Custom Hialeah, FL
    on Jan 28, 2013

    Sorry but this looks like poop to me. It was the first thing I thought about but obviously artistic poop ;-)

  • Mandi J
    Mandi J Crestview, FL
    on Jan 28, 2013

    LOL I didn't smell it either, thank goodness.

  • Cheryl Stump
    Cheryl Stump Deland, FL
    on Mar 7, 2013

    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

  • Alice Nielsen
    Alice Nielsen East Hanover, NJ
    on Oct 21, 2013

    Yuk, Ugh . That is no flower, looks like a creepy crawler to me.. So fugly, yuk, yuk..

  • Dyan T
    Dyan T Ardmore, TN
    on Jun 29, 2014

    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 ????????

  • Keri
    Keri Wilmington, NC
    on Oct 21, 2016

    It's in the Stinkhorn Fungus family

  • Barb Ostronic
    Barb Ostronic Omaha, NE
    on Oct 21, 2016

    It is called Clathrus columnatus see more info here http://www.mushroomexpert.com/clathrus_column...

  • Linda Lovullo Dooley
    Linda Lovullo Dooley
    on Oct 22, 2016

    Looks like the skull remains of an owl!

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