Thursday, April 26, 2012

Corralitas Drive: Rain Brings Another Stinkhorn Fungus, Rainfall Totals

Photo: Diane Edwardson, April 26, 2012.  An entirely new Stinkhorn Fungus popped up with last night's rain.  I had never seen this 1.25" species in my yard.  (Click on photo to enlarge.)

It seems non-native tropical plants can bring Stinkhorns to your yard.  Could it be the unholy love of bamboo the previous owner of this house had?  Learn more about the mushrooms of California on Mykoweb.

We're tracking rainfall totals captured on Corralitas Drive...

April 25-26, 2012: 1.25"
Season to date: 16.25"

Disclaimer: The Corralitas Red Car Property Blog prefers to quote reliable sources, such as Calflora and California Poison Control, on the issue of toxicity. We often get email suggesting some plants are edible. If you are eating your way through the Red Car Property, we DO NOT recommend you eat any plant you find in the Red Car Property neighborhood without first doing your own research.