Former Wallflowers Became Globetrotters (image) Florida Museum of Natural History Share Print E-Mail Caption Micranthes atrata lives in the alpine tundra of the Tibetan Plateau in Central and East China. Tens of millions of years ago, plants in the Saxifragales lineage were extreme specialists, inhabiting the few cold regions on a more tropical Earth until a cooling climate opened up new habitats. Credit Rebecca Stubbs/Florida Museum Usage Restrictions Please credit Rebecca Stubbs/Florida Museum Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.