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Q.Mysterious orange ball shaped growths in my bluebonnet patch

Zone Round Rock TX 78681 | K. Moore added on April 13, 2017 | Answered

I found odd an looking orange, ball-shaped growth spread out in a largish patch in my bluebonnet patch this morning. What could this be and should I remove it? pictures attached.

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Answered on April 14, 2017

These orange balls are the reproductive stage of slime mold.
Here is a link with more information.

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