This is the world's largest living plant and it's at least 4,500 years old

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Dam this planet is pretty freaking awesome sometimes.

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Unseating Pando as the champ?

Though looking up the name again, evidently there is a huge colony of sea grass of Ibiza that is 5miles across, which it beat too? Though this patch is estimated to be 100,000 years old.

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and in florida-da, we destroy seagrass beds for fun and profit, leaving thousands of endangered manatee to suffer, starve and die. (see: starving manatee of st. john’s river inlet, biscayne bay and other.)
fuck this timeline and fuck capitalist fucking fucks and their fiendish fuckery!

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Apparently, there is another contender.

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Do we count fungi? Not really plants as such, but… Anyway, there are some huge ones out there.
(“Hey! My mycelium is down here!”)

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Yes, at least it is mentioned in the wikipedia article.

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It’s impressive that some disease or critter hasn’t found a weakness loophole of that monocrop in all that time.

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