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Other Fossil Plants


One of the earliest female paleontologists, Hedwig Kniker, left several beautiful specimens from the classic Mazon Creek site in Illinois.


Interesting Cretaceous silicified ('petrified') specimen bored by marine bivalves.


Beautiful leaves from the Gulf region Tertiary deposits. In addition to large palm roots.


The sample here is Neuropteris, the leaf of a seed fern. The seed ferns are now extinct but their foliage resembles modern ferns. This label is of a specimen collected by Kniker in 1918.

Petrified wood
Slab of petrified wood


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