What’s living and 12,000 years old

This clonal mojave yucca:

According to wikipedia, such plants originate from one single ancestor, so one plant can essentially clone itself and live on and on. (Clonal colonies are fascinating in themselves.)

Rachel Sussman has a portfolio of the oldest living things, such as the yucca pictured here and may other things, including 2000 year old trees and much more. Well worth checking out. (Found via Swiss Miss).

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