Stinkhorn an unpleasant acquaintance .
The stinkhorn mushroom sprouts from decaying plant material in wet conditions.
Stinkhorns are not poisonous, but are classified as inedible according to an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach article.
Stinkhorns , soup and more.
The onset of cool, moist weather often brings out stinkhorn fungi in our growing area.
Spot a Stinkhorn (they often appear suddenly in urban gardens ), and you may even blush, because this curvy, erect mushroom bears a startling resemblance to — ahem — a certain part of male anatomy.
All stinkhorn fungi have this odor, which many people relate as the smell of rotting meat or feces.
Although stinkhorn fungi smell disgusting, they are actually beneficial to our landscape.