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Creosote Bushes are the world's oldest living things. Though each stem of the plant may live to be several centuries old, new ones are continually produced from the outer edge of the root crown, eventually forming a ring.

There is a creosote bush ring in the Mohave Desert in California that is several thousand years old.
It has been estimated that it started from a seed nearly 12,000 years ago.

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  • Written Sep 10, 2003
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