Garden Problems
Q.

A blob in our garden

Zone St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada | oldstampe added on August 28, 2016 | Answered

Overnight two nights ago, a yellow blob, foamy looking, appeared between an old rose and a bunch of lilies. It is about 25 cm (10 inches) long by about 7 inches wide. The color is light sand. Any one has an idea what this could be and come from? Thanks

A.
A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Alisma
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on August 29, 2016

This is a slime mold, a colony of unicellular creatures that many people mistake for fungus. It is actually more closely related to amoebas. This one is probably Fuligo septica, which can be white or yellow.

Fortunately, they are harmless. But if you want to get rid of them, this article has some ideas:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/fungus-lichen/what-is-slime-mold-slime.htm

00
Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Garden Problems
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert

Learn More