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Rediscovering Charles Darwin

Giant Moss Seed

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Photo: British Geological Survey

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Giant Moss Seed

This seed comes from a 300-million-year-old giant moss, or Lepidodendron tree, from the British Midlands. The compacted trunks of this tree formed the coal seams of Europe and North America. It was collected by Joseph Hooker in 1846.

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