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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Beautiful Flower in Authentic Dominican Amber Fossil Gemstone

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Super RARE Tubular Flower in Authentic Dominican Amber Fossil Gemstone

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GIANT Tipulid Fly with 3 Flowers, SWARM of Flies in Colombian Copal Amber 26 g

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Flower Petals, Leaflets, 15 Insects in Authentic Dominican Amber LARGE 12 g!

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Flower Petal with Lots of Webbing Strands in Authentic Dominican Amber Fossil!

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Fascinating Carpenter Ant Sitting On Flower Sepal in Authentic Dominican Amber!

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Beautiful Flower Petal in Burmite Amber Fossil from the Dinosaur Era

AU $34.73
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