WAZZZATT???? (Lawn toadstool)

Asked July 22, 2019, 9:48 PM EDT

We have fungus (Toadstool??) in our yard that we have never seen before. Curious if you guys know what it is. It's a little larger than an orange, spherical in shape with spikes as shown in the attached picture. Thanks! Bob in Kathy in Bend

Deschutes County Oregon fungi

3 Responses

Greetings,

This is Calvatia sculpta, the sculptured puffball. It is a relative of mushrooms, but does not have gills. When the spores mature to a brown, powdery mass, it opens and they are dispersed.

Thanks Steve,
Much appreciated! I assume it's harmless? We like having it around.

Bob and Kathy