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Writing from My Photo Stream ~ Kelly DuMar

 

#NewThisDay Writing From My Photo Stream

 Lycoperdon perlatum,common puffball, by the railroad tracks

Lycoperdon perlatum,common puffball, by the railroad tracks

this morning it rained it poured I soaked it up and walked everywhere on the grass and earth were mushrooms so what I learned (on Wikipedia) about such a tiny spiny globe shining at me by the railroad tracks is this:

popularly

known as the common

puffball, warted puffball

gem-studded devil's snuff-box

jewels, easily rubbed

off leave a netlike

patterned surface  When

mature it browns, a hole

the top, it opens to release

spores in a burst

when the body is

compressed

by touch or falling

raindrops

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