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.
Spotted in a moist old growth forest in western Washington near the Snoqualmie river.
The puffballs become inedible as they mature.
Lat: 47.55, Long: -121.86
Spotted on Oct 13, 2018
Submitted on Oct 21, 2018