The Ultimate "What is this Fungi?" thread.

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Broch

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I think it's horse tail; dreadful stuff, very, very difficult to eradicate once it's established :(

I once bought in some 'sterilised' top soil for some raised beds (ten years ago) and I'm still dealing with the horse tail that came with it!
 

Nice65

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I think it's horse tail; dreadful stuff, very, very difficult to eradicate once it's established :(

I once bought in some 'sterilised' top soil for some raised beds (ten years ago) and I'm still dealing with the horse tail that came with it!

Thats it exactly. I’d never seen it sprouting, only growing. A friend of mine took on an allotment years ago that was full of it. We honestly dug down two or three feet trying to get to the roots and still never got rid of it. It’s one of the ancient plants, hugely successful. Here’s a pic that shows the classic section and growing tip.

Apologies for using the thread for a plant, but initially I really thought I’d found a field corner of very strange mushrooms. :)

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Hey everyone.
Can someone confirm the identity of this please? I recently laid turf from a supplier and noticed these growing. Hope my fears are not confirmed.
 

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punkrockcaveman

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Thinking some kind of grisette? It has those little lines around the edge of the cap... quiet a nice orange colour, it had pale gills under the cap. I didn't fancy digging it up to take a pic though.
 

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Looks like a potential Tawny Grisette to me to.
Just a useful hint. If you want to get a pic of the underside of fungi without disturbing it, use your phone, flip the camera into selfie mode and hold it under the cap. You can then use the phone screen to have a look or take a piccy.
Why didn't I think of that haha. Thanks Baggins!
 

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