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Grey Puffball


A widespread and common fungus occurring on grassland and can be found on coastal downland, in pasture, even on golf courses, in summer and autumn. 


 

  • Bovista plumbea: the grey puffball

    Post date: Saturday, 7 May, 2016 - 20:50

    The grey puffball (Bovista plumbea) always occurs in a 'troop' or cluster. It is widespread and common occurring on grassland and can be found on coastal downland (like these at Durlston), in pasture, even on golf courses, in summer and autumn. The ones in my photograph were taken late in the year and have lost there spores through the hole in to top of the dome. They have also faded in colour too, they can be much whiter when fresh.

    Not a fungus for eating unless you like a lot of powder.


     

Common Name Grey Puffball
Scientific Name Bovista plumbea
Species Group Ball Fungi
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