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Yellow-stalked puffball

Calostoma lutescens

Description:

Found in various stages of development. It begins as a flattened yellow "flower" pressed close to the ground. Underneath this a "balloon" appears, and finally a knobby stalk pushes the whole thing several cm above ground.

Habitat:

About 8-10 populations found along an old logging road up Back Creek Mountain in Highland County, Virginia. Found in the company of the lichen British Soldiers.

Notes:

Photograph taken by my husband, David Fernandez.

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Elizabeth38
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Elizabeth38

Virginia, USA

Spotted on Jan 3, 2017
Submitted on Jan 14, 2017

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