I am hoping someone on this site can help me.* I think I may have found something special but I am too ignorant to know.* My wife found this strange plant in our back yard and I can't find any info on it.* Have you ever seen something like this before.* I seem unable to attach a photo.* It has reddish orange spongy tentacles and appears to grow from a pale, whit bulb just a few inches underground.* The odor is extremely unique and can be noticed even from outside sealed ziplock baggies.* I appreciate any help you can offer identifying this thing.* Thanks.
Sounds like one of the stinkhorn fungi.* They are related to mushrooms and are harmless.* I wouldn't recommend eating it until you know exactly which one it is.* :?* A picture would surely help.* If you have one in your computer please post it or go to a free site like photobucket.com and post it there with a link to here.
Here's some that may be what you see.
Maybe it's some type of club or coral mushroom.
Here's some very interesting stinkhorns.