Collection location: Nags Head, North Carolina, USA [Click for map]
puffball in leaf litter next to rotting hardwood log
ST: 30×15-20mm, much white fuzz around base
CAP: 30mm wide, creamy to sl tannish, min finely soft warty, solid color, sl umbo, skin ~0.5mm thick
FLESH: white, v soft and spongy, stains bright yellow esp at base and just under spore mass
SPORE: soft, spongy, olive-drab
I’m not even sure why I bother — without any literature (or even a microscope at the moment!), IDing puffballs is an excersize in pure frustration.