What are these dots all over my house, windows, cars, plants, hard scape. You...

Asked February 23, 2015, 12:22 PM EST

What are these dots all over my house, windows, cars, plants, hard scape. You get the idea. Small brown hard to the touch. Unable to pressure wash off. Leave a stain and a bit sticky if scraped off. Started on north west side of the house and have worked there way around house. Avoiding south side of house. Will appear on new leaf growth in spring as well picture included with dull. Pencil point as reference some dots larger some smaller

Anne Arundel County Maryland mulch artillery fungus

1 Response

This is probably artillery fungus, which sometimes grows on organic materials like mulch.
Here is a page from Penn State about it- look to the left for tabs with more information:
http://extension.psu.edu/pests/plant-diseases/artillery-fungus
A useful Question/Answer about it: http://www.personal.psu.edu/faculty/d/d/ddd2/
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