- coll May 24, 2014 07:23 AM
Yes, thank you! My niece also identified them, and I then found this interesting tidbit "Earthstars were used medicinally by Native American Indians. The Blackfoot called them ka-ka-toos, meaning "fallen stars", and according to legend, they were an indication of supernatural events". I'll keep you posted!
I wish I had the time to really study mushrooms thoroughly, rather than haphazardly like this. Last year I had what is called Orange Dog Stinkhorns coming up through the mulch in my garden, they looked like Chiller Theater monster fingers coming up out of a grave. There is a photo of non-orange ones featured in your article, so that you can sort of see. I was so scared when I first spotted them, like they were from outer space!