An amazing system
Mojave Yucca #0311-1233 (12,000 years old, Mojave Desert, California)
The approximately 12,000-year-old creosote bush and Mojave yucca both have remarkable circular structures, pushing slowly outward from a central originating stem. New stems replace old ones, but they are all connected by the same clonal root structure.
The cover for "The Oldest Living Things in the World" by Rachel Sussman
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