It can be used to dye wools and other synthetic fabrics.
There are known colonies in America that are estimated to be 2,400 years old and span over 2,200 acres.
Some varieties are edible.
Did you guess it yet?
Some varieties can be fatal if eaten.
Some varieties can cause hallucinations if eaten.
Many species have been used in folk medicine for thousands of years.
Some varieites are called "puffball" or "stinkhorn"
It is typically produced above ground in soil.
I'll bet you guessed it by now....
One more big clue...
It resembles an umbrella and is referred to as a fungus.
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If you guessed a mushroom...you are correct!!
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I will leave you today with a little mushroom joke...
A mushroom walks into a bar and asks the bartender for a drink.
"I'm sorry, said the bartender, we don't serve mushrooms here".
"Why not, asked the mushroom, I'm a Fun-gi (fun guy)!"