Virtual Tour of the Johnston Geology Museum

STOP 5 - Paleozoic Flora of Kansas

The Late Paleozoic Era in Kansas, is famous for its lush vegetation and abundant land plant fossils. Woody plants and ferns resembling those found in modern tropical environments occupied warm low latitude conditions. Excellent examples can be viewed in these 2 display cases.

Question #13: What two Periods of geologic time are included under the phrase "Late Paleozoic"? Click here for a Geologic Time Scale

Question #14: What sort of environment did these fossil plants inhabit?

Question #15 : Near what city in Kansas was this collection obtained?

Question #16 : Name two types of Paleozoic plant fossils