Question of the Week

Last week the question was:  What are these?

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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?

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