Aseroe rubra – Anemone Stinkhorn

In high altitude grasslands and woodlands, and elsewhere in rich soils. Bright red arms on a hollow stem burst from an egg. Each arm splits into two at the tip. The slimy spore mass is concentrated on the disc at the top of the stem. The smell is like rotting meat and attracts flies which distribute the spores.

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