Last week the question was: What are these?
These are stinkhorn mushrooms (Phallus spp.). As the name suggests, these things stink. They usually smell like a decomposing animal or dung in order to attract flies to help disperse its spores. Flies land on the upper part of the stinkhorn which is mostly a sticky mass of spores and then fly away with the spores stuck to their feet. The stinkhorns in the photo above are growing through the mulch in a flower bed.
Here is this week’s question: What is wrong with these wheat heads?