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    What is this please? Spotted in a wooded area, described to me as “like a sweetcorn growing tomatoes” - hmmm, not recommended for soup! Strangely familiar but can't find it on Google..... Not picked by me. There were 7 of them in a group.What's this, please?-whats-please.jpg
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    This is cuckoo-pint, lords-and-ladies, or lots of other names. Arum maculatum.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arum_maculatum
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    Wild Arum/Cuckoo pint/Lords and Ladies Arum maculatum, cuckoopint - THE POISON GARDEN website

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    Great, thank you. bb
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    Ask us a hard one next time, bazza.
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    Quote Originally Posted by veggiechicken View Post
    Ask us a hard one next time, bazza.
    lol, yes, it was very familiar to me coz I've even seen them in my own garden but I didn't know what they were called.... Google kept taking me to Amanita muscaria, a sought-after if dodgy hallucinogenic entity, evidently the favourite food of reindeer whose urine is also prized by desperate joy-seekers....!

    My favourite Google solution was the attached pic! bb.

    What's this, please?-red-tops.jpg
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    I can see the similarity.
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