Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Wednesday Musings

It's a slow work day, so I've got plenty of time to think about thinking about things. Stumbled over a question in my head that I've never really considered before. What came first, the fruit or the flower? Both contribute equally well to the success of angiosperm plants: fruit disseminates the seeds while flowers advertise pollen and basically help the plants have sex. What do ya'll think? Talk amongst yourselves in the comments.


ScottE said...

I vote fruit.

Will Baird said...

As I understand it, fruit.

There were fleshy seeds from other groups prior to the angiosperms.

Tanystropheus said...

Not being a paleobotanist, I'll cast my vote for the consensus thus far and say "fruit".