Conifers are gymnosperms, which are non-flowering seed plants.

They are the oldest-known group of seed plants, dating back over 250 million years in the fossil record.

Conifers encompass around 630 different species.

Features of Conifers

  • Small, needle-like leaves
  • Conifers keep their leaves all year round

Examples of conifers include pine, fir, and spruce trees.

Coniferous and Deciduous Trees

Coniferous trees are different from deciduous trees.

Deciduous trees have broad, flat leaves and drop them seasonally, such as during autumn.

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