Stinkhorn (Witch’s egg)

Witches egg

Common name: Common stinkhorn, witch’s egg, devil’s egg, Hexeneier Botanical name: Phallus impudicus Family: Phallaceae (Stinkhorn) Worldwide distribution: Found throughout much of Europe and North America. Local distribution: Common and widespread in Britain and Ireland. Habitat: Woodland, mulched gardens and dunes. Foraging season: Immature ‘eggs’ late spring to autumn. Stinkhorn gets its name for a … Read more