Wolf’s milk

Wolfs milk

Wolf's milk

I posted this photo last week and the caption read “unknown mushrooms”, well, thanks to Kraig, these orange objects aren’t mushrooms at all. According to Wikipedia, it’s actually a slime mold!
Lycogala epidendrum is the scientific name and it is described as a plasmodial slime mould. Yuk!

It’s common name is Wolf’s milk. I don’t think a wolf’s milk is orange – what a strange name for a strange organism – maybe they do go together.

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