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Astraeus hygrometricus

This is a small Puff Ball fungus. What appears to be legs is really the outer shell of the spore-filled ball. It splits open in segments in dry weather and closes up again in rain. The image is of last year's crop.

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  • Habitat: woods, open, on sandy soil
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  • Height: 4 - 6 cm
  • Image Location: Sandbanks
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  • Availability: unusual

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