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Where Did Flowers Come From?

History of FlowersJust like us, Charles Darwin loved flowers. However, their origin was unclear to him—so obscure, in fact, that he referred to flowers as “an abominable mystery.” Flowering plants make up the majority of plants that we eat, as well as the majority of plants we use for decoration.

We do have some idea where flowers come from.

They are most closely related to plants that are flowerless but that do produce seeds, like gingkos and pine trees. However, any that might document the early stages of flowers’ emergence are long extinct. Scientists have found mysterious fossils of plants with seed pods that look a lot like flowers, but these fossils are too fragmented to be conclusive.

In addition, nobody knows exactly how old flowers are.

The first evidence of flowering plants in the fossil record is from 136 million years ago. These flowers probably looked nothing like the bold blooms we know from today, however. Most were small and rare, probably survived in the shade of larger plants.

Some scientists believe that around 121 million years ago there was a great diversification among flowering plants, as well as the animal species that eat and pollinate them. However, some studies based on molecular dating rather than fossil studies suggest that flowering plants may be even older.

Now that you’ve learned some facts about where flowers come from, it’s time to buy some for yourself or a friend or family member! Browse the beautiful selection of flowers available at Dallas House of Flowers. Call us toll-free at 1-800-873-0917 to place your order today!

All About the Flowers at the Royal Wedding

If you’re like us, you’re fascinated by the royal wedding and all things Harry and Meghan. You probably noticed the bride’s gorgeous bouquet, and the stunning blooms on display at St. George’s Chapel. Here are a few fun facts about the royal wedding flowers that you might not have known: Prince Harry hand-picked the flowers… Continue Reading

Popular Flowers to Give on Valentine’s Day

Nothing says, “I love you,” quite like a stunning bouquet of red, pink and white flowers on Valentine’s Day. Show your beloved you care with some of these popular flowers to give on the holiday of love. Roses We’re sure you already knew this one! Unsurprisingly, roses top the list of the most popular flowers… Continue Reading

Stunning Christmas Centerpiece Ideas

Nothing says Christmas like stunning, festive holiday decorations. Did you know that you can create your own Christmas centerpiece that will delight guests and family alike? Read on for a few ideas. Create a soft glow on your Christmas table with Epsom salt luminaries This easy centerpiece requires clear glass jars, Epsom salt and Mod… Continue Reading

Power of Giving Flowers

When we receive flowers, we tend to focus on the visual appeal the flowers have, but did you know that flowers have a positive impact on our mood and overall attitude toward life and the relationships we establish? Researchers have discovered flowers actually induce real positive emotions. They conducted research where they set out to… Continue Reading