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Which plants on Earth are the old­est?

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1

NEP­TUNE GRASS 100,000 years

From Spain and the Balearic Is, where it forms large, un­der­wa­ter marshes.

2

AMER­I­CAN ASPEN 80,000 years

Grows in cold re­gions of North America such as Fish­lake Na­tional For­est, Utah.

3

JURUPA OAK 13,000 years

Owes its name to the moun­tain­ous re­gion in Cal­i­for­nia, USA, where it grows.

4

MO­JAVE YUCCA 12,000 years

Grows in the Mo­jave Desert. Ex­tracts of the plant are used for medic­i­nal pur­poses.

5

HUON PINE 10,500 years

Icons of Tas­ma­nian river banks, highly prized for ex­pen­sive fur­ni­ture.

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