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Surprise discovery of rare plant at Norfolk ‘ghost pond’ – BBC News

A rare wetland plant has reappeared after not being seen for more than a century.



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By Helen BriggsBBC Environment correspondent
image copyrightRob Peacock
image captionThe plant has pinkish-white flowers in summer
A rare plant has reappeared after more than a century in hiding.
The pinkish-flowered plant, known as grass-poly, was found growing on the banks of an old farmland pond in Norfolk.
The mystery species “came back from the dead” after seeds submerged in the mud were disturbed during work to restore the pond.
And scientists say conservation efforts could lead to the return…

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