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Prehistoric Plants

Written by Hilary on September 11th, 2009

This summer has been a good time to visit various botanical gardens and zoos and to notice that many plants that are used in these public displays today, are actually prehistoric plants.

Interestingly enough, one of the more popular themes within a zoo or botanical garden is the one that grows prehistoric plants.

Well, you can grow some of these exciting specimens in your own yard.

Some prehistoric plants which date back from 150 to 270 million years include:

Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides)

Maidenhair Tree (Ginkgo biloba)

Katsura Tree (Cercidiphyllum japonicum)

Bald Cypress (Taxodium distichum)

Bayberry (Myrica pensylvanica)

Boxwood (Buxus)

Larch (Larix)

Ferns

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Have great week!

 

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