What is this monster in my garden?

Asked June 19, 2017, 11:16 AM EDT

A fungus? Could it have come from damp mulch? Will it spread?

Baltimore County Maryland

1 Response

Yes, this is a common fungus (grossly but aptly) named dog vomit fungus.
Like all fungus, it grows when conditions are just right. It is harmless. It is usually pretty self-contained, but it could pop up in other areas.

Here is a page that includes them: http://extension.umd.edu/learn/fungus-among-us