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Fox 2 Detroit: Belle Isle tree's evolutionary secret is one half of ancient animal relationship

"Go back only 9,000 to 13,000 years ago, the landscape had a lot of megafauna, including mammoths and mastodons, giant sloths; we had giant beavers, camel-like animals and horses," said Dr. Christopher Dick at the University of Michigan Herbarium.


The University of Michigan Herbarium is home to some of the finest botanical collections in the world. The 1.7 million specimens of vascular plants, algae, bryophytes, fungi, and lichens combined with the expertise of the faculty-curators, students, and staff provide a world-class facility for teaching and research in systematic biology and biodiversity studies.

Dicentra eximia - Common name: WILD BLEEDING-HEART...  Learn More