Three Fossil Leaves - Green River Formation, Utah

 
This is three fossils from the Green River Formation, Utah. It contains a 3.9" willow (Salix) leaf, a .8" Mimosites leaflet and a 1.7" flowering plant (Planera). Mimosites are a genus in the family Mimosaceae a flowering plant in the order Fabaceae, the legumes. Planera is a genus in the Elm family. A fourth unidentified leaf is 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. 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.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Salix longiacuminata, Mimosites coloradensis, Planera nervosum
LOCATION
Uintah County, Utah
FORMATION
Green River Formation
SIZE
3.9" salix, .8" mimosites, 1.7" planera, 9.7 x 8.0" rock
ITEM
#118007
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