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, the flower fungus, has a white stalk-like base and several tapering bright red arms.
has free arms, and at the top of the stalk there is a flat, perforated disc, from which the paired arms arise.
Saprobic on soil and litter. Often in disturbed sites in natural areas.
is very similar, distinguished by the lack of a flat disc and by the arms often remaining joined at their tips. The forms common on garden mulch often vary in the pairing and number of arms.