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Rare flower that was first identified in York has been brought back from extinction by botanists

Thursday, 8 June 2023 23:43

By Zack Kear

Botanists were able to bring the flower back after it being extinct for thirty years.

It disappeared in the 1990s but scientists planted seeds around the railway station and thousands of tiny plants have now begun to flower. 

Andrew Shaw of the Rare British Plants Nursery said the plant was "incredibly scientifically interesting".

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