Earth star mushrooms

Earth star mushrooms

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Caption: Earth star mushrooms (Geastrum lageniforme) growing in woodland soil. These mushrooms are the inedible fruiting bodies of this rare fungus, which feeds on decaying vegetable matter. Earth stars are puffball mushrooms. The outer walls of two of them are seen to have split open to disperse the reproductive spores from the sac inside. One is still growing at centre left. Photographed in the Wye Valley, Great Britain.

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Keywords: britain, british, earth stars, england, english, eumycota, fruiting body, fungal, fungi, fungus, geastrum lageniforme, ground, inedible, mushrooms, mycology, nature, puffballs, rare, reproduction, reproductive, soil, woodland floor, wye valley

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