SILENE STENOPHYLLA, the oldest flower that has been "regenerated" from ancient excavated seeds, were believed by many to have been hidden by squirrels. These seeds were found in Siberia. It is believed that the flowers of the "regenerated" plants look precisely the same as they did in the ancient past, about 30,000-32,000 years ago. The "regenerated" flowers from the seeds look identical to the precious small ones that continue to grow in northeastern Siberia and Japan today. The writer finds it interesting that the flower has not "evolved" during the past 30,000 to 32,000 years. An evolutionist may believe that it should be, perhaps a sunflower today. The color of the flower petals are lilac, light pink or white.
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