Observation 94422: Fuligo septica (L.) F.H. Wigg.

When: 2012-05-10

Collection location: Phoenix, Arizona, USA [Click for map]

Who: Hugh (EntheoRadio)

No specimen available

This is a fairly common sight this season in our garden in the heart of phoenix arizona. We have veggies growing and water regularly. There are wood chips down for mulch throughout the whole yard to help with soil remediation. Also my roommate has added a brand name mulch (Kellogg) from Home Depot many times last year and this one.

This appears in the rows of food veggies and grows from the time it breaks ground to about three or four days. The mold/mushrooms appear white and are blackish on the inside.

What is it? And will it harm my plants/soil?

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Slime Mold
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2012-05-11 20:11:15 EDT (-0400)

It’s a common slime mold, Fuligo septica, in North America. It eats bacteria and will not harm your plants.

Created: 2012-05-11 13:02:24 EDT (-0400)
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