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White Puffball

Lycoperdon candidum

Description:

Round, white with small spines. Very common and widespread.

Habitat:

Sandy soil next to a marsh in Cedar Creek County Park, NY

Notes:

Also known as Lycoperdon marginatum. Edible (though I have never tried one). Apparently Lycoperdon (Genus of this mushroom) translates to "wolf-farts" from classic Greek (Lyco = "wolf", perdon = "to break wind"). This gave me a good laugh!

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ForestDragon
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ForestDragon

New York, USA

Spotted on Sep 8, 2012
Submitted on Oct 15, 2012

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