blup's picture

Grass growth

Observed: 29th October 2012 By: blup
Grass growth

Black object growing from long grass. Black part appx 5mm long. Only a guess this is fungi..


Caution: Do NOT use iSpot to identify fungi to eat!

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

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Ergot (Claviceps purpurea var. purpurea) interacts


D.M.H.'s picture

Typical bananna shape, black

Typical bananna shape, black sclerotium growing on grass flower heads. Deadly poisonous.

All given ID's are subject to error/ommissions. Please seek independent verification before acting on ANY advice given. BE SAFE =)

GrizzledBadger's picture

Ergotism was probably the

Ergotism was probably the root cause of the Salem witch trials in the U.S. where several innocent people were amogst those tried.