What is this?

Asked November 9, 2020, 9:58 AM EST

I bought new potting mix after ETA white spore or fungi is growing. Is it harmful to my vegetables and herbs?

Palm Beach County Florida

1 Response

Hi, your mushroom (I sent your photo to our mycologist in Gainesville to ID) is an Inky cap mushroom, likely Parasola plicatilis, which is a harmless and very beneficial fungi because it breaks down dead organic matter to help enrich your soil. It is a helpful one and won't cause a disease in your vegetable or herb plants!