Plant leaf

Perfect plants

This beautiful fossilised leaf was found in an amazing plant bed in the rock layer called the Poole Formation. It was once possible to collect fossils from the sea front there, but a sea wall now prevents erosion so few specimens can be found today – and you shouldn’t collect there anyway. Working quarries may still uncover the plant bed, but obviously permission would be required to enter and collect from them.

 

Find out more on the wood and plants pages.

Common name

Plant leaf

Type

Wood & Plants


Strata

Poole Formation

Time period

Tertiary

Age

50 million years

Where found

Aldernay, Poole

Found by

Mrs Calkin

Museum

Swanage Museum

Accession number

SWNTB.1992.57