Scientists Grow Flowers from 30,000-year-old Seed.

Discovery Magazine has reported that scientists have grown the flowers above from 30,000-year old fruit seeds found in the burrow of a squirrel buried in Russian ice. The flowers have produced a second generation of viable seed. I hope that the university involved will at some point provide a few seeds to a company to grow the plants and sell the plants and seeds -- I'd love to have a plant or some seed. Meanwhile, it's just fun to see the pictures and think about the plant, 30,000 years ago, that produced the frozen seed!

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