How do I get rid of Elegant Stinkhorn?

Asked July 21, 2014, 4:38 PM EDT

HELP!!!! How do I get rid of Elegant Stinkhorn - have never had it before - it's coming up in a mulched landscape area - it's horrifying and appears to be indestructible - am beginning to feel like an alien is taking over. Any help you can provide, would be GREATLY appreciated!

Ramsey County Minnesota

1 Response

Every source I can find states you need to remove the mushrooms as they appear, using a plastic bag and then sealing that bag. The spores are carried by flies and other insects who are attracted to the slime on the top of the mushroom. You can find the juvenile 'egg' and dig that out too. You will have to continue the routine until all are removed. http://blog.lib.umn.edu/efans/ygnews/2010/08/