Geastrum triplex 7371

Geastrum triplex7371
Geastrum triplex

Geastrum triplex is found under hardwoods from summer through late winter. Saprobic. Outer rays extend and push up the spore case so spores have a better chance of being dispersed by breezes. Spore case appears as though it sits on a saucer. At the top is the beak where spores emerge.