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Earthstar mushroom

Geastrum saccatum

Description:

Geastrum saccatum is the earthstar most commonly featured in field guides--probably because it is widely distributed and common. It is a small but beautiful mushroom that features a round spore case sitting atop a star with 4-9 arms.

Habitat:

Growing alone or gregariously under hardwoods or conifers; often appearing around stumps; spring through fall (over winter in warmer climates); widely distributed in North America.

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1 Comment

Seema
Seema 9 years ago

Nice..how come I never get to spot such rare organisms:(

sssowers
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sssowers

Texas, USA

Spotted on Feb 17, 2012
Submitted on Feb 20, 2012

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