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Never seen these before! Collared Earthstar!

ErgatesErgates Devon, east of ExeterPosts: 1,493
Very surprised to see these at the edge of the hedge while I was putting the bins out! They are Geastrum Triplex, known as collared earthstar, and apparently not uncommon. Often seen after rain, so I suppose that’s not surprising!


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,356
    It’s a while since I’ve seen any …. should probably get out in wet weather a bit more 😂. They are gorgeous things aren’t they 😎 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,171
    I've noticed a few bits and bobs appearing over the last week. Nothing that glamorous though  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • ErgatesErgates Devon, east of ExeterPosts: 1,493
    Certainly nothing I’ve previously come across, despite having had a phase of being very interested in fungi in my youth. I thought at first that they must be something man made. We get a lot of puffballs in the lawn, and those rather rude looking ones that end up as a pile of black slime. Plus the rather pretty fly agaric.
  • We came across these some years ago in our "medlar" area.
    Didn't know what they were so searched.
    Don't know where they came from.
    They have come back each year and yes @Ergates they look just like your fabulous photos.
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