In German: Fliegenpilz
A cottony white mold growing on mushrooms in the woods following a heavy rain. Possibly Dactylium mildew.
There were two of these on either side of a trail through a mixed hardwood forest. Neither had a distinct cap at the tip.
Growing under American Beech trees.
on last year's wingstem (Verbesina alternifolia) stalk
A fungus (/ˈfʌŋɡəs/; plural: fungi or funguses) is a member of a large group of eukaryotic organisms that includes microorganisms such as yeasts and molds (British English: moulds), as well as the more familiar mushrooms. These organisms are classified as a kingdom, Fungi, which is separate from plants, animals, protists and bacteria. One major difference is that fungal cells have cell walls that contain chitin, unlike the cell walls of plants and some protists, which contain...