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  • Raz posted an update in the group Group logo of Fact a Day 2022Fact a Day 2022 5 months, 1 week ago

    1/20- There’s a fungus that bleeds.
    Hydnellum ferrugineum, or Rusty Bleeding Tooth Fungus, with red liquid droplets, growing among pine branches and needles
    Found all across the United States, particularly in the Pacific Northwest, the mushroom Hydnellum peckii has a pretty unmistakable appearance, particularly when it’s young.

    This fungus exudes a thick, dark red sap across a white cap, earning it numerous nicknames, from “strawberries and cream,” to “devil’s tooth,” to “bleeding tooth fungus.” Fortunately, neither the fungus nor the sap are poisonous, but they’re both said to be inedibly bitter.

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