Is it true that dinosaurs had a role to play in the emergence of flowers? Nicola Davis investigates whether herbivores caused plants to blossom

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From providing us with medicine to smelling like decaying flesh, plants have an amazing and diverse set of traits. (Without them we wouldn’t exist: they provide us with food and oxygen.) During the era of the dinosaurs, they changed drastically. Seed-protecting cones emerged then, as did flowers. Could the fauna have caused the flora to change?

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