Observation 23437: Peziza vesiculosa Pers.

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growing in a fertilized flower bed

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By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2009-07-22 09:28:42 CDT (-0500)

was critical in this instance. The well-fertilized flower bed suggests some type of manure may have been present. P. vesiculosa is readily available locally where it is frequently found growing on ZooDoo, a fertilizer made from dried elephant dung at the Portland Zoo. I have also seen it growing in great masses at my father’s farm in the Willamette Valley on rotting hay and straw bales.