Geologic period: Cretaceous
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Archaefructus is a water plant from the early Cretaceous, and based on its distinctive structures it is considered one of the earliest known flowering plants.
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Dating of Archaefructus places it right at the boundary of the Jurassic and Cretaceous, at about 125 million years.
Read more about this amazing find here: Early Cretaceous Archaefructus eoflora sp. nov. with Bisexual Flowers from Beipiao, Western Liaoning, China