Mulch Mold

Mulch Mold 2

(Example of mulch mold aka dog vomit slime mold)

This time of year, we get lots of calls regarding a yellow, orange, or brown fungus that looks likes dog vomit. Our clients want to know what it is, how it got into their yard, and how they can get rid of it. The scientific name is Fuligo septica, also known as dog vomit slime mold, it feeds on organic matter in the soil and mulch, and there is no way to stop it from being present in your yard. The good news is that it is harmless and will eventually go away. Click the link below for more information:

North Carolina Cooperative Extension “Fuligo Septica, The “Dog-Vomit” Slime Mold, In Landscapes”