Ginkgoes, Dinos, & Gymnos

230–145 million years ago (Late TriassicEarly Cretaceous)

What was the Earth like during this period?

What is a cone-bearing plant?

What is a ginkgo?

Above: Early ginkgophyte leaf

What is a living fossil?

What is a cycad?

Above: Cycad growing in the wild

Above: Male cycad, with large cone, growing in the Haupt Conservatory at The New York Botanical Garden (C) J. Boyer

What other plants exist during this time?

When did flowering plants evolve?

What was the Earth like before this time?