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Vascellum curtisii
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Vascellum curtisii

 

Common Name: None

Synonyms: Lycoperdon curtisii

Substrate: Ground; Mulch

Location: Urban; Landscaping

Spore Color: 

Comments: 

This puffball is often found growing on grassy areas. The spines will rub off as the mushroom ages, and it also tends to grow in small clusters.

Lookalikes: 

Lycoperdon pulcherrimum is very similar but grows in hardwoods; Lycoperdon marginatum;Lycoperdon americanum

Pictures:

Vascellum curtisii

Ground with decomposed mulch.

9/26/11 - Bloomington, IN

Vascellum curtisii

9/29/12 - Ross Hills Park - West Lafayette, IN