Mushrooms are funny organisms. Most of the time they are invisible to us growing networks of mycelium below the ground, out of site.
It’s these networks that collect the nutrients and are the foundation of the plant. Mycelium are often symbiotic meaning they may both benefit their environments as well as derive benefits.
When conditions are ripe, they can suddenly burst forth in full fruit. But the fruiting is temporary. It’s the foundation that persist to fruit another day.