Mushroom Facts – The Ultimate Guide To Mushrooms (And Toadstools)

Mushroom Facts

Mushrooms, the umbrella-shaped fungi that mysteriously appear in meadows and woodlands as summer draws to a close, have fascinated humans for millennia.

The seasonal emergence of these fungal forms is only part of a life cycle that, for most of the time, is hidden out of sight.

Mushrooms are neither plants nor animals. Along with the other fungi, they occupy a kingdom all of their own. Mushroom-producing fungi perform a vitally important role in their ecosystems, decomposing organic material so that life can begin anew.

On this page, we take a closer look at mushrooms, finding out what they are, how they reproduce, and why they are important in our lives and in ecosystems around the world...

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The Parts Of A Flower Identified And Explained With Diagrams & Photos

Parts of a flower

Parts Of A Flower

The main parts of a flower are the sepals, petals, stamens and carpels. Flowers that have all four of these parts are known as complete flowers. The stamens are the male parts; the carpels are the female parts. Most flowers have both male and female parts.

On this page you'll learn how to identify the basic flower parts and also find out what they do...

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