Lotus plant grown from 700-year-old seed

Published on April 26th, 2010 | by Admin

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A Lotus plant has been grown from a 700-year-old seeds which dates back to the Goryeo Dynasty in Korea.

The flower has been grown from one of the 10 lotus seeds discovered during an excavation of an ancient castle last year.

Scientists at the Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources, have confirmed two of the seeds to be as old as 650 years and 760 years, respectively.

The county also planted the eight other seeds and three of them sprouted.

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