Sunday, February 21, 2021

When did flowers evolve?

  "To know flowers in any real sense 

is to understand something of our place in the cosmos." 

-- Dave Bonta

Flower Evolution ... click here for video

 Breaking News:  tiny angiosperm pokes head out of ground.  Tuesday, 6:37 a.m. 209 million years ago, Triassic period. (Unless it was 125 million years ago in the Cretaceous period.)

A microsecond later (in geologic time), blue petals and bright orange stamen wave in a gentle breeze. Well, that’s the way it might have happened, actually,  no one was there, iPhone in hand to record this momentous occasion for TikTok.

Too bad … it would have been a revolutionary photo, worthy of winning the National Geographic Photo of the Mega-annum (one million years) award. Angiosperms are plants that produce flowers and bear their seeds in fruits. They are the largest and most diverse group within the kingdom Plantae, with about 300,000 species. Angiosperms represent approximately 80 percent of all known living green plants.

Click here to watch video:  When did the first flower bloom?

Click here to watch videoFlower: Sexual parts (unisexual & bisexual)


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