Strange Chute out of garden
Location: Pennsylvania – front flower bed
July 9, 2011 11:59 am
I have these pinkish/red chutes coming up out of my garden with a white bulb on the end in the ground and a black tip (looks like electrical tape) on the top.
I have never seen anything like this and cannot find any references on the net that sound like it.
I do know I found a lot of grub like larvae earlier this spring when I was planting flowers.
We believe this is a fungus, just a fancy name for a mushroom. Perhaps it is related to new much you put down. We will try to contact Lisa at the Mycologista blog to see if she recognizes this organism.
Before I even see this, from the graphic description I bet it’s a Stinkhorn…but, let’s see.