Plants provide oxygen, fill the landscape with colourful flowers, and some even feed us. But looking at the big picture, it can be hard to grasp how different they are from one another. That’s why physicist Dominic Walliman of Domain of Science set out to make a comprehensive Map of Plants.
Having worked on similar graphics, like a revealing Map of Medicine, Walliman highlights the differences and similarities of flora to teach us about their inner workings.
“In this map of plants I summarize all of the different kinds of plants from algae all the way through bryophytes, ferns, gymnosperms, angiosperms, monocots, eudicots, rosids and asterids,” Walliman states.
“I explain how they are related to each other due to their evolutionary history, and the features that make plants so successful, leaves, roots, a vascular system, spores, seeds, flowers and fruits.”
You can take a guided tour around the map with Walliman in the video below, and pick up your own printed version at Domain of Science’s website..
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