Earthstars are fantastic mushrooms that look like little flowers on the forest floor.

They have a bulbous top full of spores that puff out every time a rain falls on them.

Surrounding it are petal type things that push the puffball higher up so the spores have a better chance of catching the breeze. Sometimes they’re tough enough to act like a wonky table.

Most Earthstars have one hole to release spores. The Salt-shaker Earthstar has loads, so it looks particularly creepy!

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