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Bleeding tooth fungus

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The bleeding tooth fungus grows in Europe and North America. While young, the fungus looks like it is oozing blood. The red liquid is actually an anticoagulant. It lives on the roots of conifer trees and exchanges nutrients in a mutually beneficial relationship.

Now, I know that “bleeding tooth” sounds incredibly appetizing, but while they aren’t toxic, they are considered inedible.

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Photo: Bernypisa

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