Lepidodendron Fossil

Fossil impression of the bark of Lepidophloios laricinus, an extinct plant from the early Pennsylvanian stage of the Carboniferous Period, about 299 to 323 million years ago. Related to low-growing modern club mosses, Lepidodendrons, commonly known as scale trees, could reach 130 feet in height. The fossil was found at the Crescent Valley Mine in Walker County.

Courtesy of Ron Buta