Turkey Tail fungi, also called bracket or plate fungi, typically grow on dead or dying branches and trees. They are leathery in texture and can live for several years. Colors range widely and stripes make this pretty fungi look something like a turkey tail. What is visible to us on the outside of the wood is the fruiting body; most of the fungus lives inside.
This picture was taken December 8, 2008, in a loblolly pine forest located in Buxton, Outer Banks, North Carolina..
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