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Contact: Heather Dewar
University of Maryland

120-Million-Year-Old Plant Fossil May Shed Light on Pollen Evolution

Caption: Potomacapnos eleutheron, a newly identified 120-million-year-old plant species from Dutch Gap, Va., is the oldest example of the eudicots, the dominant group of flowering plants.

Credit: Photo: Nathan Jud

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