300,000 From 1

Passiflora alata1Passiflora alata

Interesting that one can acknowledge a common origin of the species seen today, as long as it’s not Adam and Eve:

The original flower from which all flowering plants on Earth came from has been reconstructed by scientists for the first time..

Researchers from the Université Paris-Sud found that this one flower diversified into the 300,000 different species of flowers that we enjoy today…

But how the first flowering plants – which represent around 90 per cent of all plants on Earth – came into existence is still a big mystery.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4746798/First-flowering-plant-140-millions-years-ago-reconstructed.html

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