I'm not a Plant of the Week
I'm not a Weed of the Week
I'm just a Fun Guy
That's right, it's a mushroom cap. Better known as a Green Gill Mushroom - we think. This one grows in grassy, sunny areas.
It's no shame to have mushrooms in the lawn. It just means that a lot of rotting and good composting is going on. Unfortunately, probably not where you want it to - in the front yard where this one was found. Perhaps mushroom beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Mushrooms form an enormous group of organisms know as fungi. They have the ability to make their own food. Please don't eat any mushrooms unless you are an expert or have bought them from the store. We'd like to have you around for a long time.
Photos a few of the mushrooms that grew on 11 acres in North Carolina in 2009.