Mushrooms and Fungi
What is Fungi
Without fungi, there would be no forests, and perhaps not even any land plants. This is because a few thousand fungi have evolved intimate and essential relationships with the roots of almost all living plants. They work like this...
The fungus explores the soil and brings back scarce mineral nutrients, especially phosphorus, to the plant. The plant hands over to the fungus some of the sugars it has made by photosynthesis.
The fungi grow around and into the roots, establishing a microscopic interface across which phosphorus moves one way while sugars move the other way. Both partners benefit, and neither would thrive without the other.
The partnership is called a mycorrhizal symbiosis, and about 90% of all plants have these specialized fungi on and in their roots..
Mushrooms are a type of fungi.
Did you know the pokemon parasect is based of a real type of fungi? Parasect is a bug controlled by a mushroom and there is a mushroom that does this in real life