Flowering Plants

Angiosperms are the flowering plants. Grasses, trees, shrubs, cacti, all plants that reproduce through pollinated flowers belong to this huge group, which includes over 300,000 species.

The diversity of angiosperms exploded around 120 million years ago, when they became the predominant plant group on Earth. Diverse as they are, all of them share a few characteristics: they bear flowers (even if sometimes the flowers are tiny and barely visible), produce fruit (which can be anything from an apple to a grain of wheat), and have a storage of energy in their seeds called the endosperm, which gives the seed a boost when it germinates.

Angiosperms make up the bulk of our collection. From small bromeliads to large tropical fruit trees, we have specimens of over 100 different families of angiosperms.

Photo Galleries

View examples of this plant family in the gallery below, or go to the Angiosperms' families listings at the bottom of the page to access our database of specific plants.