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Hygroscopic Earthstar, (Astraeus Hygrometricus) is a species of fungus in the Diplocystaceae family. Young specimens resemble a puffball when young and unopened. In maturity, the mushroom displays the characteristic earthstar shape that is a result of the outer layer of fruit body tissue splitting open in a star-like manner. North American field guides typically rate A. hygrometricus as inedible.

Hygroscopic Earthstar, (Astraeus Hygrometricus) is a species of fungus in the Diplocystaceae family. Young specimens resemble a puffball when young and unopened. In maturity, the mushroom displays the characteristic earthstar shape that is a result of the outer layer of fruit body tissue splitting open in a star-like manner. North American field guides typically rate A. hygrometricus as inedible.