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  1. What Are Fungi?

    What Are Fungi? Please remember that picking plants is prohibited in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, but some fruits, berries, nuts, and certain mushrooms may be gathered for personal use within limits. No wild mushroom should be eaten unless its identification is certain, which usually requires an expert to determine. Many mushrooms are poisonous, some Read more...
  2. Study Adds to Knowledge of Fire-enhanced Fungi

    Study Adds to Knowledge of Fire-enhanced Fungi By Frances Figart, Creative Director Our park has among the highest diversity of fungi in North America. There are more than 3,000 documented species, probably a significant underestimation of the true numbers according to fungi experts, or mycologists. A mysterious type is called pyrophilous fungi. It has long been thought that their Read more...

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