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Q.Fungus In Lawn? Is It Toxic? How To Rid Of Them?

Zone Glasgow Scotland | Niate added on May 20, 2024 | Answered

An area of 2 metre square is infested with what appear to be some kind of fungus.It seems to spread.What kind of fungus is it?Is it toxic?And how to remove them?

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Answered on May 21, 2024

That is a type of lichen. It is going to be difficult to pin down the species when dried, but it might be a species of Cladonia or Peltigera. Some in the species Peltigera are toxic. This is only if you eat them, though.

Removing them isn't straightforward. This will mean removing the moss and any low growing plants that hold moisture to the ground. Elevating the area to keep it more dry is a good idea. Treating with a fungicide can help, as well.

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