Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Fact of the Day: Ancient Flowers

While flowers can be found all over the world, most of the history of the Earth has never seen flowers. The earliest fossil evidence for flowers is about 130 million years old during the Cretaceous period. From a geological time-span perspective, flowers came to be shortly before the dinosaurs went extinct. 

23 comments:

Cloudia said...

Almost as youthful as ourselves!

ALOHA from Honolulu
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Kati said...

Wow, never knew that - good thing they developed!

-Kati

Mary Kirkland said...

That's amazing. I always imagined the veggie dinos munching on edible flowers but I guess that didn't happen.

Bob Bushell said...

Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

That is quite interesting!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Oh this is cool. I had no idea that flowers were that young, relatively speaking, in comparison to trees and such.

Margaret D said...

My, I didn't know any of that.

Unknown said...

Me ha parecido muy interesante este dato!!
Saludos

Pat Hatt said...

Dinosaurs died off and grew flowers

DEZMOND said...

yep, flowers probably grew fertilized by dinosaurs corpses :(

Debra She Who Seeks said...

They still got here before we did!

Tinie said...

Beautiful still life, quite pretty to look at.

Groetjes Tinie

DeniseinVA said...

Fascinating! I love finding out anything to do with flowers, thanks Adam! The painting you chose was lovely too.

Caramella said...

interesting fact!

Emmylou said...

Cool.:) I thought flowers were much younger though for some reason....

Unknown said...

Very nice!

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Julie Ann Lozada said...

good thing they exist. i love flowers!

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Anna-Alina said...

Really? I love flowers and take photos of them.

stephen Hayes said...

I hope flowers never go extinct.

Fundy Blue said...

This fact has fascinated me since I first heard it. One of my bucket list places to visit is the island of New Caledonia, east of Australia. It has ancient plants and forests like those during the time of the dinosaurs. It's hard to imagine a world without flowers. What is amazing to me is that there are actually fossils of flowers. When you think of the process of taphonomy, it seems miraculous that such fragile things as flowers can become fossils. Take care!

Joy said...

Wow! Nice to know!

K.I.S.S. said...

Very interesting and helpful post!
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Theresa Mahoney said...

I am thankful for flowers. They make the world a happier place :)