Why Do Mushrooms Grow in a Circle?

Mushrooms grow in a circle because fungus grows outwards from the center. As the oldest mushrooms die, a ring is formed around them. This ring is also known as a fairy ring.

Keywords: fairy ring, mushroom, fungus

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Jenn Mercer is a Writer, Poet, and Translator (French > English) living in Raleigh, NC. She has Bachelors degrees in both English (Creative Writing) and French from NC State University. Mercer has been published in the Grapevine, Astropoetica, Talkin Blues, Nth Degree, the CATI Quarterly, The Fix, and Uncle John's Bathroom Reader for Kids.