Purple-spored Puffball

Calvatia fragilis

In very firmly packed soil along a dirt roadside.About 4" diameter. This is the only Puffball in California with purple spore mass (gleba and spores). The Reserve at Rancho Mission Viejo, Orange County, CA. 1/16/2016. © Joanne Schwartz

Family: Agaricaceae

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