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ajm356
Strang white fungus, plant?

Hello everyone..

The last few days I have noticed black marks along the sides of my raised garden bed, but have just assumed them to be bird droppings. However, this morning I happened to noticed that the black markings are coming from the tops of these skinny white sprouts that seem to come and go over night?

Are these a type of fungus, or are they actually a seed from bird droppings? Are they good/bad for the garden? Thanks in advance, and looking forward to your responses

-Andy

Sidney Fife
Re: Strang white fungus, plant?

I think I found your culprit. It LOOKS like this "California fungus": "Xylaria hypoxylon (L.: Fries) Grev.
Flora Edinensis 1: 355. 1824.

Common Name: Candlesnuff Fungus

I just did an image search and found this picture:

http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0WTb_tynLNML0sAncKjzbkF/SIG=12dj0lu2o/EXP=1286925810/**http%3a//www.mykoweb.com/CAF/species/Xylaria_hypoxylon.html

It didn't mention whether it was bad for your other plants, but it is REALLY ugly!

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