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Foreign plant fossils give us a picture of what the continents may have looked like at that geologic time period. Fossil plants can also indicate what types of natural resources may lie beneath the surface of our planet like coal, peat and oil deposits. A plant fossil is any preserved part of a plant that has long since died. Such fossils may be prehistoric impressions that are many millions of years old, or bits of charcoal that are only a few hundred years old.
Fossil plants for sale can include everything from algae, early plant life forms, ferns, conifers, pine cones, amber, petrified wood, and grasses, to modern day broad leaf trees that surround us today.
Paleobotany, also spelled as palaeobotany (from the Greek words paleon = old and “botany”, study of plants), is the branch of paleontology or paleobiology dealing with the recovery and identification of plant remains from geological contexts, and their use for the biological reconstruction of past environments