One of the earliest trees on earth, identified through fossils, was the Ginkgo biloba, also known as the maidenhair tree.
Since trees are well and truly rooted to their spot, they must rely on other agents to help them cross pollinate, or they must self pollinate.
Winterberry produces a grand display of bright red berries that persist and light up its branches long after all of the leaves have fallen.
Snapdragons depend on bumblebees for pollination, as honey bees are not heavy enough to cause the flower lip to open wide.
Snapdragons get their name from children pressing the sides of the flowers to make the two tips snap open. Learn more...
Everything you could ever want to know about the crocus... on this Focus on the Flowers.