What are these?

What are these?

Observation - What are these? - UK and Ireland. Description: Spikes rising vertically from the ground. Top might be a elongated flower, but more likely (?) fungu

Spikes rising vertically from the ground. Top might be a elongated flower, but more likely (?) fungus fruiting head. Three to five brown rings on lower part of stalk. Surrounding vegetation did not appear to belong to the stalks.