Want to know how flowers took over the world millions of years ago? I just read this fabulous post @torontogardens that turned me on to the great article from the BBC about the explosion of flowering life that occurred over a 40 to 50 million year period.
Charles Darwin had no explanation, calling it an "abominable mystery". But now scientists think they have solved the riddle of how flowers came to dominate the conifers and ferns that preceded them. Read the full story . . .