Two Fossil Leaves (Salix And Lygodium) - Green River Formation, Utah

 
This is two fossil leaves from the Green River Formation, Utah. The largest is a 3.4" willow (Salix) leaf and the smaller is a 1.7" section of climbing fern (Lygodium) leaf. Lygodium is a genus of climbing fern, unique in that each frond forms a long vine.

While the Green River Formation is best know for its fish fossils, other areas produce incredible plant fossils.

Comes with an acrylic stand.

A note on Green River leaf identifications. There are over 60 described leaf bearing plants from this formation, many of which have very similar leaves. We've done our best to provide identifications based on the resources available to us, but are not paleobotany experts, so we can not guarantee that all will be 100% correct.
FOR SALE
$55
DETAILS
SPECIES
Salix cockerelli, Lygodium kaulfussii
LOCATION
Uintah County, Utah
FORMATION
Green River Formation
SIZE
3.4" salix, 1.7" lygodium, 6.6 x 3.5" shale
ITEM
#117965
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