“Plant” of the day: black witch’s butter

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Haven’t gotten enough of the jelly fungi? Good! Meet BLACK witch’s butter, the jiggly cousin of the pumpkin-orange varieties. Exidia glandulosa is often overlooked–with its dark color, it easily blends in with the dead wood it grows on. Its preferred hosts are hardwoods such as oaks, but it can also be found on Monterey pine. In dry weather it can deflate, becoming dry and scale-like.

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