Mushrooms are a vegetable that can make a meal 100% better. Put some on a slice of pizza or in a pot of pasta and you’ve got a hearty, scrumptious dish. However, not all mushrooms are created equal.
This vegetable (which, technically, is a fungus) actually grows in all shapes and sizes all around the world. Some of its forms are beautiful, but others can be horrifying. These aren’t your mama’s mushrooms…
When we think of mushrooms, we tend to think of the ones you find at the grocery store, like these.
But in reality, mushrooms come in all shapes and forms, and some of them don’t even look like fungi! Did this mushroom used to be a dog?
It’s easy to see where the Mario Bros. video games got the inspiration for its “Toad” character.
The resemblance is uncanny!
These mushrooms can be poisonous to dogs…
No big deal, just a mushroom growing out of another mushroom.
This one is pretty, but what’s with the sap?
Sometimes they look like coral reefs.
They can get pretty huge!
Who wants to go mushroom bowling?
Is this a mushroom or a honeycomb?
This young girl won an award for collecting the most mushrooms in Russia…
There’s just no telling what mushrooms are going to look like in the wild…
We’re not sure if this one’s safe to eat…
You have to be careful, because they can be poisonous…
No need to go mushroom hunting when they grow right in your office…
Some mushrooms are stretchy!
Sometimes while hunting them, you encounter some crazy things, like this…
Sometimes they even resemble Siamese twins!
Some mushrooms are so strong they can even break through the ground!
Wow! I had no idea mushrooms were so weirdly beautiful! I’ll definitely be thinking of these the next time I enjoy them in my food.
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