Tag Archives: Fungi

How do mushrooms grow?

Mushrooms often seem to appear as if by magic in a meadow after a rainy summer day. The most familiar kinds look like little umbrellas.  Others may resemble bells, funnels, or pieces of coral. Mushrooms belong to a group of plants called fungi.  There have neither flowers nor seeds.  New plants start from tiny cells …

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Where does mold come from?

Mold is really a patch of tiny plants.  Tiny molds “seeds” called spores are carried away by currents of air.  When they land on a material they can use as food, the spores grow into new mold plants. If you leave a piece of damp bread in the kitchen, in a few days it will …

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