Florissantia quilchenensis

Florissantia quilchenensis is an extinct flower species found in western North America. This flower is part of the Malvaceae Family, which also includes the Cocoa (chocolate) and Mallow (marshmallow) plants.
Florissantia quilchenensis is an extinct flower species found in western North America. This flower is part of the Malvaceae Family, which also includes the Cocoa (chocolate) and Mallow (marshmallow) plants.
Lisa Barksdale, former Stonerose Curator, and Wes Wehr, former paleobotanist for the Burke Museum, found this amazing lobed Florissantia quilchenensis. This specimen was pictured in the National Geographic magazine in July 2002 in an article titled “The Big Bloom,” because of its amazing beauty. As the Florissantia is the logo for Stonerose, many mistakenly believe it is related to the Rosaceae (rose) family. However, this flower was chosen for our logo because of it’s striking good looks.

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