Magical Mushrooms

Mushrooms are the flowers of the Fungi kingdom.

I think they are beautiful.

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I had to rush outside with my camera this afternoon and get these photos

before mean Mr. Flower mowed them down.

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No worries, they will be back.

The part above ground is for reproduction, just like the flowers of plants.

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I expect to see another lovely crop after the next good rain.

Some mushrooms like this oak conk do not look like mushrooms. This looks bread.

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Most of these mushrooms have gills

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and stalks with a club foot.

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Some of them have pores under their caps instead of gills.

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Like this blob-shaped, one with a yellow stalk.

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Its cross-section has different layers.

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These tiny groups look like bird’s nests. Rain washes the spores out to spread.

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These two look like potatoes.

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This one is gray like a stone.

Some caps are like funnels instead of parasols.

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I love to find little buttons just emerging from their veils.

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I enjoy finding mounds of mushrooms, too.

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The red-capped ones are my favorite.

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I like mushrooms so much that I make my own out of concrete.

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This lizard uses this one for his lookout post.

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FLOWER loves Fungi

 

 

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