Where did all the flowers come from?

September 15, 2009
Written by Carl Zimmer, The New York Times
Sept. 15, 2009 - Charles Darwin once wrote that the evolution of flowers was “an abominable mystery.” Long after Darwin’s death in 1882, the history of flowers continued to vex scientists. But talk to experts today, and there is a note of guarded optimism. The discovery of new fossils is one source of that new excitement. But scientists are also finding a wealth of clues in living flowers and their genes. The New York Times reports. | READ MORE

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