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There's a good resemblance, isn't there?
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The turkey tail fungus (Trametes versicolor) and the very similar false turkey tail (Stereum ostrea) are bracket fungi, which means they form overlapping cup-shaped layers along the sides of logs or wounded trees. You will often find them growing on rotting oaks, hickories and pines.
Most of the fungus grows into the log; these beautiful "tails" are the showy fruiting bodies. Shades of cream and gray or brown are typical of the turkey tails in my garden.
But, turkey tails can display shades of red, purple, yellow or even navy blue.
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