Did you know that mushrooms are genetically closer to animals than plants? They do not photosynthesize like plants do, instead they eat organic matter for nutients. The part that we see above ground, the part that we have grown to admire, is actually its reproductive organs 🙈. The gills beneath the cap produces spores and given the right condition, these spores can lay dormant for decades and still grow. The main body of the mushroom is buried beneath the soil, comprised of miles long, vast branching network of cells known as the mycelium. The largest one in the world is located in Oregon. It stretches out for more than 2,400 acres and is estimated to be more than 2,000 years old!
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