Metasequoia Leaf – Small Plate #6

$25.00

Fossil Plants

1 in stock

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Description

  • Metasequoia (Dawn Redwood)
  • Oligocene Age
  • Muddy Creek Formation
  • Beaver Head County, Montana
  • Specimen will come in the 5″ x 6″ Riker with label as shown

The Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia) is a genus that dates all the way back to the age of dinosaurs… it is related to the California Redwoods and was thought to be extinct until living specimens were discovered in central China in 1944. First called a “fossil tree” because it was believed extinct, this fast growing tree is now a favorite ornamental tree. It was (and is) a deciduous conifer.  Today’s Metasequoia has a full pyramidal shape, grows to 120′ high.