Thursday, 10 August 2017

Fairy Ring Puffballs

My route to walk took me past a fairy ring this morning; a fairy ring of puffballs!

The bright white fruit bodies were growing around the circumference of a circle; singly and in clumps.

The plump, pillowy white fruit bodies enclosed perfectly white gleba (the spore-bearing inner mass).

The outer surfaces were covered in fine white scales; you can see where they've come off on the grass, next to the fruit body.

I think this may be the Meadow Puffball Lycoperdon pratense.

UPDATE 23/08/2017: Two weeks later and this is what they look like now.

It had to be done:

For the record
Date: 10/08/2017
Location: Road verge, Small Dole
Grid reference: TQ2113

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