Fossil Friday!

This week on Fossil Friday, I bring you another green thing from ancient history. Of course, this plant is actually still around today, even though this fossil dates to the Miocene. This small leaf is about the size of a quarter and was found in Southern California. Though its living descendants are still found in tropical and subtropical regions, they are most commonly associated with Australia (at least that is how I first heard about them!). Can you guess what it is?

Minda Berbeco
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Minda Berbeco is the former Programs and Policy Director at NCSE.

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