Friday, October 8, 2010

Mushrooms in Landscapes and Mulch

Nuisance growths sometimes found on mulch and in landscape beds include this 'dog vomit' slime mold. Mushrooms and other fungi often appear during mild, damp weather but are rarely damaging to plants.

The recent wet weather experienced throughout eastern NC is likely to lead to an increase in harmless mushrooms in yards and mulched beds. While mushrooms are easily recognized by most people, some of their relatives that are often found growing on hardwood mulch may not be as familiar. From time to time, some of the more noticeable of these organisms may catch a gardener’s attention and cause them to wonder about their identity.

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