Charred Silica Phytolith
This is from a home impacted by a near approach of the Etiwanda fire. The Etiwanda fire was typical of a Southern
California Chaparral fire. This is a silica phytolith from a grass still coated with part of the char from the grass.
Transmitted Off Crossed Polarized Light and Reflected Darkfield Illumination
Significance in the Environment: