Unknown Red mushroom (s)
One or more of these tall, tubular mushrooms pop up near a hosta in A.M. hours daily. What is it? Is it poisonous and how do I get rid of it? Pinkish orange at bottom, tubular, 5 to 8" tall, with a very narrow conical reddish-brownish head. Head turns blackish as it dries. Usually nothing left of it by late afternoon. I'm sending along a picture of it near a young hosta. I live in Salisbury. Noticed it a month or so ago, it disappears by late afternoon.
Wicomico County Maryland
With all this rain, lots of mushrooms are popping up. This one is the dog stinkhorn. Like most mushrooms, it breaks down organic matter and it a natural part of that ecological process. Now that mulch is popular (organic matter which is breaking down), folks often see these fungi. They are not harmful and are very short-lived. Here is more fascinating info: https://www.bbg.org/news/nastiest_mushroom_ever