The Dawn Redwood, also known as Metasequoia, is a close relative of the California Redwood that lived across much of the northern hemisphere and was presumed to have been extinct as of 5 million years ago. That is until 1946, when researchers discovered Metasequoia growing in the Szechwan province of China. Fossilized leaves of the dawn redwood can be found in Eocene and Miocene aged rocks throughout Oregon as well as neighboring states such as Washington, Idaho and Montana. Its fossils are particularly abundant in Oregon near the Painted Hills and the towns of Mitchell and Fossil.
Dimensions: 2" wide x 0.5" height x 0.25" deep