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Gem-studded puffball

Lycoperdon perlatum

Description:

Lycoperdon perlatum is a species of puffball fungus in the family Agaricaceae. About 5 cm wide and covered with warts. When mature it becomes brown, and a hole in the top opens to release spores in a burst when the body is compressed by touch or falling raindrops.

Habitat:

Spotted in a moist old growth forest in western Washington near the Snoqualmie river.

Notes:

The puffballs become inedible as they mature.

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Washington, USA

Lat: 47.55, Long: -121.86

Spotted on Oct 13, 2018
Submitted on Oct 21, 2018

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