wondered by Joana Galhardo Tags

No, not a blue whale or an elephant.
A mushroom. A giant ass mushroom.

The armillaria ostoyae, or the honey fungus, it's a common mushroom and you probably even have one in your garden!

'But if it's a giant ass mushroom, I'm sure I don't have one! I don't even have enough space for a small koy pond, let alone a giant ass anything!' - You may say.

Listen, I'm not using that adjective lightly! The largest ever recorded specimen, in Malheur National forest, in Oregon, covers 890 hectares (2,200 acres), and is between 2,000 and 8,000 years old!

This enormous fungus was originally thought to grow in different clusters around the forest, but researchers have confirmed it's in fact one very, very large single organism!

The majority of this organism is under ground of course, in the form of a massive mat of mycelia, its roots.

But anyway, for me, this honey fungus thing can grow wherever it wants, the only mushrooms I'm concern about are those right here!

Wonder about that!