All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Swamp Beacon</strong><br><em>Mitrula paludosa</em> / Earth Tongue Family <br>Height: 7/8" - 2-1/4"<br>
Swamp Beacon
Mitrula paludosa / Earth Tongue Family
Height: 7/8" - 2-1/4"
I found this weird aquatic fungus growing in a spring runoff at Frozen Head State Park in mid-April. It grows on decaying leaves. One of the fun aspects of fungi is the funny names many of them have!