Polished pebble of a fossil fern stem closeup The petrification fossilisation process begins when a plant falls into water or mud The minerals in the stem are gradually replaced by minerals from the water or mud which solidify into stone In this case the mineral is chalcedony an amorphous or noncrystalline form of silica SiO This process means that dead animals and plants can be preserved for millions of years
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Before photography became a thing, illustrations of plants, flowers were the only way of recording, identifying the various kinds of plant species in the world. Pierre-Joseph Redouté, Maria Sibylla Merian, Annie Pratt are some of the most prolific botanical artists of the past.