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Q.Is this Black Tar Lichen?

Zone I don't know the zone but I live in an Atlanta, GA suburb. | Anonymous added on April 27, 2016 | Answered

Ever since Atlanta’s worst rainy summer of 2013, this black gunky, tarry substance has been growing/spreading around my lawn. I live in a HOA property but they only mow the lawn and told me this would be my responsibility to fix. I know nothing about lawns and lawn care but I do know that I no longer walk along the side of my townhouse to avoid getting this gunk on my shoes.

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Answered on April 28, 2016

I believe this to be lawn slime mold. More information on this can be found here:

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