Aseroe rubra, or anemone stinkhorn, is one of those organisms where what appears to be land borne and sea borne collides. Truly one of the wonders of nature, this beauty grows in the tropics as well as South Carolina (your confusion is as great as mine) where it has apparently been introduced. The unique construction was a challenge but fun to create!
This structure was knitted as part of my 52 Forms of Fungi project, through which I will knit a different type of fungi for every week of 2013. Check out more of the forms from this project.