The area of Lodève during the Autunian was a landscape with low,
eroded mountains, cut by rivers. The banks were densely grown with woods
of Walchia-like trees, alternated with seed ferns and
Cordaites-trees. Surely there will have been ferns, but the chance
for fossilisation of these plants was very small because of their thin
A lot of excellent fossils have been found in the quarry during the previous two ages and the things we find there nowadays are not comparable. But nevertheless it is possible trough these fragmentary fossils to get a notion of the flora of the Late Autunien, about 280 million years ago.