Thursday, July 29, 2010

Stigmaria Fossil

Stigmaria ficoides? plant fossil found in Hazard, Kentucky. Fossil root of some sort of lycopsid tree. The plant grew in the Middle? Pennsylvanian Period in the Breathitt Group.

This fossil is interesting in that it can be split apart and inner root details can be seen.

Surface pattern up close view.  Thanks to Herb for letting me photograph his fossil.