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Near my immature corn plant (only one of them) is an odd, pale yellow, pill-shaped looking plant(?). Any idea what it is?

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Took a picture a day later and it looks drastically different and dead, not to mention some sort of mushroom:

EDIT #2:

I took some pics early this morning to see if there were anymore that sprung up and sure enough, these are actually standing:

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Looks like some kind of fungal eruption - if it is, it should grow rapidly into something (hopefully) recognisable –  Bamboo Jul 17 '12 at 15:06
Ok, hopefully that is the case and I will see something more when I get home this afternoon. –  Kyle Hayes Jul 17 '12 at 15:51
I guess at this point I'm wondering how I should get rid of these fungi especially if they're harmless to my young vegetable garden. –  Kyle Hayes Jul 18 '12 at 13:07
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Pretty things! I've been unable to establish what they are (my references here are to British toadstools/mushrooms) but they may be impossible to get rid of. They are just the fruiting bodies of underground mycelium of which you will be largely unaware the rest of the time - now is the time for them to 'fruit' so to speak. You can just twist them off at the base, using a plastic bag over your hand in order to contain them in case they have viable spores beneath their caps. Some reproduce in this way, some don't. If you have used bark chips or any woody material, that is what they are growing from, or have been introduced from. Fungi perform part of the task of breaking down dead matter. Hopefully someone else will recognise quite what they are. Might be part of the Mycena group, but hard to be sure - pic's a bit dark. If it is mycena of some kind, they usually have a groove down the stem.

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