Fairy Ring Champignon by Tony Leech 1/1

Fairy Ring Champignon Marasmius oreades

Widespread throughout Norfolk, this is just one of the fungi which grows in rings on lawns. It has a buff colour and well separated gills and an overall firm texture.

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Not threatened.

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Fairy rings are caused by the fungus growing outwards through the soil from its origin and releasing minerals, from the humus it consumes, which cause the grass to grow more luxuriantly. As the humus is consumed, the mycelium dies off in the centre and grows outwards, expanding the ring. In the autumn toadstools appear in association with the actively-growing mycelium.

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