..and nothing illustrates this fact more than the mighty, little gymnosperm:

Red Lake Baby Spruce(Baby spruce growing in Precambrian outcrop, Red Lake, Ontario.)

Mt. Edith-Cavell Conifer

(Young spruce sapling taking hold in a recently de-glaciated valley in the shadow of Mt. Edith-Cavell, near Jasper, Alberta.)

Take care to note, however, that the flowering angiosperms are not about to be shown up by their cone-bearing cousins:

Popular Sapling

(Poplar/aspen sapling flourishing on the side of a roadcut in northwestern Ontario.)