Puffballs
Lycoperdon candidum
Lycoperdaceae (True Puffball) Family


Puffballs are found in several groupings, size and shapes. The most common is the candidum. The plant is small and oval with sharp, white spines that flake off at the edges. They are usually about 1-1/2 inches high and about 1-2 inches broad. Sometimes several puffballs may be fused together. The preferred habitat is open grounds, pastures, golf courses and at the margin of pine woods. Spores occur in spring and autumn.

 

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