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Plant flowers outside: 1st time since Ice Age

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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.

http://www.dailymail...er-winters.html

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

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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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