This small, smooth peridium western puffball, common in pastures or (in this case) a soccer field, is not hard to find nor to identify. In maturity the spore mass (gleba) becomes at first slightly yellowish-green, and matures to a powdery mass of dull brown spores held together by threads. During a good wind, these often tumble about, spreading their spores everywhere – a unique dispersal system. This particular specimen had, alas, already been punted before being found.
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Created: 2008-10-06 11:56:40 CDT (-0500)
Last modified: 2008-10-06 11:56:40 CDT (-0500)
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