Earth star mushrooms

Earth star mushrooms

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Caption: Earth star mushrooms (Geastrum lageniforme, white) 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. Their outer walls have split open to reveal the reproductive spore sac inside. Photographed in the Wye Valley, Great Britain.

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