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Q.Creeping Phlox Has A “mushroom” Like Growth Among The Stems.

Zone 27501 | Forbfoto added on August 26, 2020 | Answered

Growth seems to be on the plant and not from the ground. What could cause this and what do I do?

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Answered on August 27, 2020

It looks to be a Black Staining Polypore, or Meripilus species. It is consuming the wood in your bed, and doesn't really pose a risk to plants. You can remove it if you choose.

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