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  • Coniopteris Hymenophylloides – Jurassic Plant Fossils, Yorkshire, UK

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  • Fossilised Lepidostrobus Leaf Specimen from Carboniferous UK Certificated

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  • British Fossil Fern Leaves, Plants, Carboniferous Coal Measures, Somerset

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  • British Fossil Fern Plants – Carboniferous Coal Measures, Somerset

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  • British Fossil Fern Plants – Carboniferous Coal Measures, Somerset

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British fossil plants are an important source of information about the evolution of plant life and the history of the British Isles. Plant fossils are found in a variety of sedimentary rocks throughout the British Isles, dating back to the Devonian period, around 400 million years ago, to the present day.

Fossil plants include a diverse array of forms, ranging from small, simple forms to large, complex ones with intricate leaf patterns. These fossils provide important information about the evolution and diversification of plants over time, as well as their ecological roles in ancient ecosystems.

Fossil plants are often studied by paleobotanists using a variety of techniques, such as comparative anatomy, morphometrics, and molecular biology. By comparing the morphology of fossil plant specimens with those of living plants, scientists can gain insights into the evolutionary relationships between different groups and the ways in which they have adapted to different environments.

Fossil plants are also important indicators of past environmental conditions. For example, the presence of certain types of plants in a particular rock formation can provide clues about the climate, vegetation, and geography of the ancient environment. Additionally, the study of fossil plant fossils has helped scientists understand the mass extinction events that occurred throughout Earth’s history and the role of plants in shaping Earth’s ecosystems.

Some of the most important fossil plant deposits in the British Isles include the coal measures of the Carboniferous period, which contain the remains of ancient forests that formed the basis for the coal industry, and the Jurassic and Cretaceous rocks of southern England, which contain the remains of the first flowering plants.

Overall, the study of fossil plants in the British Isles is an important part of paleobotany, providing valuable insights into the evolution and diversification of plants over millions of years. By studying these fossils, scientists can gain a better understanding of the history of life on Earth, as well as the complex interactions between different species and their environments in the past.