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When dinosaurs roamed, cycads grew

 

Last updated 8/27/2019 at 7:16pm

Roger Boddaert photos

A male sago cone erupts from the head of the trunk.

During the Mesozoic age, and before the extinction of flowering plants, ferns, horsetails, aquatics, and cycads flourished, dating back 250 million years.

If we turn our botanical time clock back millions of years ago, we would see a completely different flora and fauna on this planet we call home.

The earth was dotted with ancient cycads covering most of the continents, and they were a food source for the giant herbivorous dinosaurs such as stegosaurus in the Jurassic period. Some species became extinct and remain as petrified fossils with dinosaur bones from that period known as the Age o...



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