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I live in the Northwest suburbs of Illinois and we moved into this house last year. I noticed these mushrooms popping up in one corner of my yard and I’ve never seen this type before. They don’t seem to grow a typical stalk and cap shape and stay rather low to the ground. I’ve had to dig down under them a decent amount to get them out of the ground. We’re approaching Fall now so colder nights and hot humid days. enter image description here

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  • $\begingroup$ oh cool I also had one on my toe last week. $\endgroup$ Oct 28, 2022 at 0:01

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I might have figured it out. It looks to be a ganoderma sessile type fungi which is often associated with declining trees. It just so happens that this area of my yard is right next to a tree that isn’t doing too well from poor drainage. There were times where if I dug deep enough I’d end up hitting a tree root, so that tracks well.

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  • $\begingroup$ It's possible to click "Accept" on your own answer (if you're not bothered about waiting for other responses), so that the question appears as "answered" in the list. $\endgroup$
    – A. B.
    Sep 24, 2022 at 7:56

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