York groundsel blooms again in Britain’s first-ever de-extinction event

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Yellow flower that only grows in York went extinct in 1991 brought back to life by Natural England experts

York groundsel was a cheerful yellow flower that slipped into global extinction in 1991, thanks to overzealous application of weedkiller in the city of its name.

But now the urban plant has been bought back to life in the first ever de-extinction in Britain, and is flowering again in York.

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