iNaturalist Research Grade Observations
Catalog #: 9575239
Taxon: Geastrum rufescens Pers.
Family: Geastraceae
Collector: mycowalt      
Date: 2013-12-06
Verbatim Date: 2013-12-06
Locality: United States, Ohio, Glenview Cemetery, East Palestine, Ohio, USA
40.829  -80.543
Description: Original observation #9575239 (iNaturalist)
Occurrence Remarks:

These earth stars appear in the cold weather. They emerge sometimes within 24 hours. They are often not attached to the substrate which is a lawn near a maple tree. It appears that the rays lift the fungus which has matured underground. This might explain why many of the fruitings are not attached.
Any other thoughts on what is going on here would be appreciated.

Specimen Images
Rights Holder: © held by the observer (listed as 'Collector') at, with some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
Record Id: 6e9c71a7-2a85-4f9f-9842-994382dc35ff
Occurrence ID (GUID):
For additional information on this occurrence, please contact: Ken-ichi Ueda (
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