carowil's picture

Type of fungus?

Observed: 16th March 2012 By: carowil
type of fungus?
type of fungus?

This is the 2nd year I have seen these growing in a line alongside a footpath. They suddenly appear and then as quickly disappear. I haven't been able to make any identification, but they look as if they might be some type of fungus


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Some fungi are very poisonous so a mistaken ID could have serious consequences.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Field Horsetail (Equisetum arvense) interacts


Fenwickfield's picture


It's a plant this is it emerging it needs to go into the plant section


AlanS's picture

Fertile stem

In this species, the vegetative and fertile stems are quite different in appearance. These are the fertile stems, producing the spores. They lack chlorophyll, but of course they are part of the plant (with underground stems) that also produces the green shoots. Yes, they appear in spring or early summer and soon wither.

Yes, the observation should be moved to 'Plants'