Ancient Species -
Flowering Plants

Flowering plants first appeared about 90 million years ago. They rapidly began to diversify - a process which continues today. Despite the diversity of flowering plants, numbers were small and vegetation continued to be dominated by cycads and ferns until the Paleocene Period (66.4 to 58 million years ago).

Grasses first appeared late in the Cretaceous Period (about 70 million years ago) but they were not significant until the Oligocene Period (36.7 to 23.5 million years ago) when vast grasslands developed.

 

Flower fossils now available (at eBay):

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Hymenaea Flower Petal Menagerie in Authentic Dominican Amber Fossil Large 19 g

AU $179.71
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Fascinating Carpenter Ant Sitting On Flower Sepal in Authentic Dominican Amber

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38.90ct 100% Natural Green Flower Rutile Quartz With Stone Inside Pendant

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GIANT Flower Sepal with Pollen Grains in Authentic Dominican Amber Fossil 11.8 g

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Oxidized Cretaceous Flower in Burmite Amber Fossil Gemstone from Dinosaur Age

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Cretaceous Flower Petal with Insects in Burmite Amber Fossil from Dinosaur Age

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Burmese Myanmar Fossil Cretaceous Amber/Burmite Flower Inclusion OF17 0.39g

AU $356.75
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