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Dog Penis Mushroom

This "popped" up in my shade garden! Out of curiosity, I did some searching and found out what my newest addition was. It is called the Dog Penis Mushroom, (Genus Phallus). It is considered a delicacy in parts of the world (eeww!). In medieval England it was believed that it was the Devil sticking his dohickey up from the soil!

 

It was actually very interesting. It would last for about 6 hours. It was all most always covered with flies. So I am assuming that it must have been "stinky".

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Taken on June 27, 2006