botanical starfish

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Chip Down
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botanical starfish

Post by Chip Down » December 8th, 2019, 8:32 pm

Saw tons of these on Shellrock Mtn. I don't recall seeing anything like this before.
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Re: botanical starfish

Post by Bosterson » December 8th, 2019, 8:56 pm

I asked about those about 6 yrs ago, and Bobcat answered:
Your cool fungus is an earth star (Geastrum sp.). The spore sack has exploded, so it's been there a while.
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Re: botanical starfish

Post by teachpdx » December 9th, 2019, 8:06 am

So cool!

It reminds me of the demogorgon from Stranger Things.
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