Wordless Wednesday: Mystery Fungus Growing on Crown of Dahlia Tuber

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8 Responses to Wordless Wednesday: Mystery Fungus Growing on Crown of Dahlia Tuber

  1. tonytomeo says:

    I don’t see it. I could not identify it anyway.

  2. Tuber rot in dahlias is caused by a species of fungus, Fusarium, commonly found in soil. https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/dahlia/dahlia-flower-diseases.htm

  3. FlowerAlley says:

    I found some of that today while weeding. Looks like potatoes, but don’t eat it.

  4. Christina says:

    Is the fungus the thing on the right as Flower Alley assumed, otherwise I’m not sure I can see it. Whatever it is I don’t think it can be a good thing. Do post if you discover for sure what it is.

  5. karen says:

    Is it attached to the tuber? I’ve never seen that before. Unless it’s a mini puff ball, which just happens to be next to it, rather than growing in it. Fungus like this sometimes grows on old bark mulch that’s breaking down. Say, if you’d used it on pathways nearby, for example. Do let me know if you find out what it is. All the best. Karen

  6. LisaDay says:

    I once did an article about mushrooms and they are fascinating, particularly how they grow. Very creepy.

  7. Is it the thing on the right? looks like a lily bulb in that picture!

  8. Cathy does not look good. I would say it is a mushroom. When you know what is published please. Greetings from Margarita.

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