Crosswise cells or rays are typical but often hidden components of the vascular tissue in plans. Fossil plants occur in the shale layers below the Brush Creek limestone. These sometimes preserve incredible detail, including detailed carbon films from plants living over 300 million years ago. While shale plant fossils are
I have found very little fossilized woody material in the Late Carboniferous strata locally. It most certainly exists, I just haven’t been lucky enough to recover any. That changed yesterday with the recovery of a fossilized taproot. The specimen was found in-situ in shale immediately above the Pine Creek limestone.