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Plant flowers outside: 1st time since Ice Age

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 02:11 PM

An ancient plant has amazed botanists after flowering outside in the UK for the first time since the Ice Age.  

The Cycad first appeared on Earth in the pre-Jurassic period more than 190 million years ago.

It may have previously flowered inside as it is still kept as a popular houseplant.

But botanists studying the evergreen could find no record of it blooming outside - but in half a century it could be a common occurrence.

They say they have achieved the impossible thanks to climate change.


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Posted 16 October 2012 - 07:22 PM

I wonder what things will become a common occurrence that won't be so pretty.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 09:20 PM

View PostHilander, on 16 October 2012 - 07:22 PM, said:

I wonder what things will become a common occurrence that won't be so pretty.

I have a long wish list of plants I dream of having in my garden: a gardenia, magnolia grandiflora (scented flowers 20 cm in diameter), a palm tree or a cycad...etc., but I'm not ready for warmer climate pests like cockroaches

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