Fossil Leaf Plate (Salix and Mimosites) - Green River Formation, Utah

This is a fossil leaf plate from the Green River Formation, Utah. It contains two beautiful willow (Salix) leaves, the largest 2.8" long and a .6" Mimosites leaflet. Mimosites are a genus in the family Mimosaceae a flowering plant in the legumes. The tip of a third willow and a segment of Mimosites leaf are also visible.

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

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A note on Green River leaf identifications. Over 60 described leaf bearing plants have been identified from this formation, many of which have very similar leaves. We have done our best to provide identifications based on the resources available to us, but we are not paleobotany experts and cannot guarantee that all will be 100% correct.
Salix longiacuminata, Mimosites coloradensis
Uintah County, Utah
Green River Formation
2.8" largest salix, .6" mimosites, 10.0 x 8.0" rock
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