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Stinkhorn

Phallaceae

Description:

Foul-smelling fungus that attracts flies to it's spore-laden, slimy body, thus increasing the odds of it's spores being dispersed to new habitats.

Habitat:

Under soil

Notes:

The fruiting body may appear almost overnight , and may " scent" your entire back yard.

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geminigail
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geminigail

New Jersey, USA

Spotted on Sep 24, 2011
Submitted on Sep 25, 2011

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