As we all know getting fungus to grow on vegetables is not difficult. In fact, mold loves veggies! Both moisture and cellulose, the perfect ingredients for mold development, are abundantly available in vegetables. Once the mold has taken hold of one vegetable, it quickly spreads to others nearby.
The furry or hairy appearance of the fungus is actually made up of many stalks and branches. Magnified, it looks like hundreds of thin mushrooms, another kind of fungi. The reproductive spores that top these stalks are responsible for the different colors. These macro photographs of decaying vegetables are from his series, Afterlife by Heikki Leis