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Small fungus seen in the middle of winter in my mulch pile
Thank you for the suggestion; I will look for that on the Internet.
Looks like an Elaphocordyceps species. These are parasitic of other fungi, so if you dug it up you would find it growing from an underground puffball.
Lat: 35.91, Long: -79.06
Spotted on Jan 6, 2015 Submitted on Jun 30, 2015