Plate Measurements: ~6-3/4" long x 4-1/2" wide x 1-1/4"deep
Leaf Measurements: ~4"
Location: Ft. Union Formation, Glendive, Montana, USA
Genus: Celtis aspera
Time Period: Paleocene Epoch ~ 60 m.y.o.
Leaves and other fossil plant specimens are unique in their simplicity and beauty. They give someone a feel of what the land and forests must have looked like during different time periods. For some reason, these type of fossils have a relaxing effect on many people, allowing us to envision a world of simplistic wonder.