Earthstar fungi

You know I can honestly say that I have seen a lot of strange things in my time but very few can surpass the strange look of the Earthstar fungi. Geastrum fornicatum is the proper name for the fungi. I like to call it strange. In fact, I did not believe that it was even normal at first glance. I thought that some leaf material got stuck to a tiny puffball fungi until I found more of these nearby. The shape of it reminded me of a tiny octopus. I discovered these on a wet snowy day in Northeastern Pennsylvania on April 9 2016.

Earthstar fungi
Earthstar fungi

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