flowering plants

  • Early plants evolved from algae, fossils show

    It may be time to reconsider the way plant life has evolved on land, say researchers.

    A fresh look at spore-like microfossils has challenged conventional understanding of how plants evolved.In a stud...

    Evolution August 13, 2021
  • How spinifex grasses got their ring shapes

    Scientists studying spinifex unearth the good and bad of soil microbes.

    Scientists say they may have solved a longstanding mystery of how Australia’s iconic spinifex got its distinctive rin...

    Nature April 11, 2021
  • The evolution of flowering plants

    ‘Time tree’ shows delayed diversification of families.

    Around 140 million years ago, flowering plants first burst into life on Earth, heralding the birth of what have becom...

    Nature July 8, 2020
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