See the Largest Flower Ever Found Encased in Amber

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January 18, 2023

Dear Reader,

At just over an inch in diameter, it may not sound big, but the honey-hued blossom pictured below is the largest flower ever found encased in amber. It's an exquisitely preserved window into our planet's past and what ancient forests looked like. And it was just sitting in a case in a museum, unnoticed for 150 years!

Andrea Thompson, Associate Editor, Sustainability


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