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Mushrooms and molds are fungus.  A fungus is not a true plant.  It does not photosynthesize light into a food source.  The structures we see and call mushrooms are the reproductive parts of a fungus that lives underground or under bark.




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Fuzzy white mold growing on dry cat food inside a barn.

Photos taken in Taylor County, Texas, November 2004

(Native ?)




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? Common Name **zf 11** Scientific Name

White mold on a daisy stem.

Photo taken in Taylor County, Texas, June 2005

(Native ?)




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White fungus lump growing on and over grass in an uncultivated field, about 1"x 1 1/2".

Photo taken in Coleman County, Texas, September 2005

(Native ?)



Also see:

Scale Bug


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