King Clone

Mountain_Man_79

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The oldest living clonal organism in the world, at approximately 11,700 years old, is a bush. A creosote bush to be more precise. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Clone

If one is willing to venture off the beaten trail -
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And hop a fence (it doesn’t say you can’t!) -
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You can see the wildly unimpressive bush for yourself!
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Darmok N Jalad

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Nice. I hadn’t heard about this one. I always thought the oldest living thing was a bristlecone pine, named methuselah. Maybe it’s just a technicality related to the above ground portion of the tree being original, while the living part of the bush comes and goes in various places?
 

Mountain_Man_79

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Nice. I hadn’t heard about this one. I always thought the oldest living thing was a bristlecone pine, named methuselah. Maybe it’s just a technicality related to the above ground portion of the tree being original, while the living part of the bush comes and goes in various places?
Yeah, exactly. Methuselah (which I much prefer to photograph) is the oldest NON clonal organism. The bush continues to reproduce outward and it took 11,700 years to make a circle/ring this large.
 

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