Russian scientists have grown a beautiful flower from seeds hidden for 30,000 years in a squirrel’s nest.
Using a pioneering experiment, the Sylene stenophylla has become the oldest plant ever to be regrown and it is fertile, producing white flowers and viable seeds.
The seeds date back 30,000 to 32,000 years and raise hopes that iconic Ice Age mammals like the woolly mammoth could also eventually be resurrected.
This is truly an interesting and wonderful feat. Congratulations to the great work by the Russian Academy of Sciences and Svetlana Yashina for leading the regeneration of the seed into the gorgeous flower.