Documenting the seasons of coastal Dorset. I'm a complete amateur so don't trust I'm always right. If ever you see I'm wrong - whether with identifications or in anything else - do say!

Thursday, 25 April 2013

EQUISETUM ARVENSE - HORSETAILS

EQUISETUM ARVENSE - HORSETAILS - against a blue sky
April 23rd 2013

Of all the plants which spring up or open at this time of year, horse tails bring me the most pleasure. They are odd, inconsistent looking things, soaked in the history of the world.

It would be daft to repeat everything I've said of them before so I'll re-direct you to


Having named it that at the beginning of May 2011, I'll find it hard to top!

On the other hand . . . it's not exactly informative. I'll have to read up on Equisetum arvense properly and get to grips with its life cycle before the next post.

Meanwhile, enjoy the oddity!

(These are about four inches high.)

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(This is a flit-through post. Haven't forgotten tree following. Just busy. Hurray for life. I'd much rather be inefficient than bored!)

4 comments:

Toffeeapple said...

Their life-cycle is utterly amazing, to my mind.

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

Beautiful, Lucy.
Costas

flightplot said...

Fascinating, I don't think that I've ever seen any of these. Flighty xx

Donna said...

I have posted about horsetail as it takes over my garden so I am not enamored with it...but it is as old as the dinosaurs.