The Elements of Evolution (21-15) Plant Evolution


Dinosaurs were not the only ones living large. Some trees too were towering. Gymnosperm conifers had benefited from the Permian–Triassic extinction event. They were the skyscrapers of the time.

Meanwhile, plant innovation was happening on a much smaller scale, and at a lovelier level. Flowering plants were coevolving with their pollinators, and with their pests.