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Flowering plants – Evolution and Biology

By |2017-05-30T09:44:04-07:00May 30th, 2017|Biology|

Lavender flowers smell wonderful! For millions of years, the Earth was covered with ferns and pine trees and moss and mushrooms, without any flowers, grass, or fruit. But about 120 million years ago, in the Cretaceous period, some of these pine trees developed a new way to scatter their seeds that turned out to [...]

Ginkgo trees – Plant evolution and biology

By |2018-04-21T11:56:44-07:00May 29th, 2017|Biology|

Gingko trees Ginkgo trees were the first kind of tree. The first ginkgo trees on earth appeared during the Permian period, about 270 million years ago. This was during the time of the early dinosaurs. Because at this time all of the earth's land was grouped together in one continent, Pangaea, ginkgo trees spread [...]