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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EXTINCT Hymenaea Flower Petal with Pyrite in Authentic Dominican Amber Fossil

AU $175.18
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GIANT Flower Sepal with Pollen Grains in Authentic Dominican Amber Fossil 11.8 g

AU $175.18
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Cretaceous Flower Petal with Insects in Burmite Amber Fossil from Dinosaur Age

AU $49.05
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Snout Mite with Flower Sepal and Stem in Authentic Dominican Amber Fossil

AU $42.04
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1971 VINTAGE ORIGINAL FLOWER POWER DINO KOTOPOULIS ANT POSTER 70s 1970s ANTS

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Beautiful Flower with Lots of Stamens in Authentic Dominican Amber Fossil Gem

AU $70.00
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Large Liverworts with Twig and Flower Bract in Authentic Dominican Amber Fossil

AU $105.11
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