Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Dog Vomit Slime Mold

The title should have clued you in that this is not a biscuit sprinkled with confectioner's sugar but is actually a slime mold called dog vomit slime for obvious reasons. It is not just the flowers that are blooming, rain plus wet mulch yields good conditions for this slime mold. There are interesting in their own right if not as conventionally attractive as flowers.

This one is about four inches across. I have seen them bigger.

Update: More information from some earlier sitings.

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