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Dinosaur plants

Post: #254548 tim_n
Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:46 pm

30,000 year old seeds brought back to life in Russia

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17100574

Makes me wonder why many of my packets have a year shelf life ;)
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Re: Dinosaur plants

Post: #254554 MKG
Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:06 pm

I spotted that one yesterday and it made me sit and think for a while. The realisation that the only other humans to have seen that plant were hunter-gatherers is ... well, strange.

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Re: Dinosaur plants

Post: #254555 oldjerry
Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:27 pm

Remarkable,but to see something really old pop down your local park,there may well be a Gingko (approx 150 million year old species,and they look it.)

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Re: Dinosaur plants

Post: #254563 tim_n
Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:08 pm

I see enough of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equisetum thanks very much ;)
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Re: Dinosaur plants

Post: #254628 President Bartlet
Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:14 am

+1 to mares tail it looks like something from the Jurassic era.

We gave up our allotment in the end because of it- the area was covered in it and it out competed virtually every other plant. The old boys used to use roundup to chemically nuke it, but we are organic so that wasn't an option, we just used black plastic. Then when we took the plastic off the equisetum popped up again :banghead:


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