This velvety rootbeer-colored, moist-looking, rubbery-textured, somewhat cup-shaped edible fungus grows on trees and downed logs
Most Auricularia species are edible and many are grown commercially. In fact, most look-alikes are also edible. Added to soups, salads (braised first), and fried dishes, it can also be dried and ground into a flour. Be careful — these can sometimes swell too quickly and become explosive or even airborne… and are also an anticoagulant (blood thinner).
A low-growing “trefoil” weed of lawns and disturbed, nitrogen-poor soil, distinguished by its tiny hop-like yellow flower clusters, pointed tips on each leaflet, and the terminal leaflet on a longer stalk or petiole
This WHITE little plant completely lacks chlorophyll and is often mistaken for a fungus or mushroom. In truth, it is a parasite of fungi that feed on tree roots, and is often found in the shade beneath beech or maple trees.