WAZZZATT???? (Lawn toadstool)
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
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.
Much appreciated! I assume it's harmless? We like having it around.
Bob and Kathy
Yes, it is harmless.