Did Flowers Bloom More Than 50 Million Years Earlier Than We Thought?

Lone violet growing in dirt - Did flowers bloom more than 50 million years earlier than we thought?

Scientists have described a fossil plant species that suggests flowers bloomed in the Early Jurassic, more than 174 million years ago, according to new research in the open-access journal eLife. Before now, angiosperms (flowering plants) were thought to have a history of no more than 130 million years. The discovery of the novel flower species, … Read moreDid Flowers Bloom More Than 50 Million Years Earlier Than We Thought?