are homely, in contrast with all the flowering plants that surround them.
The stems of horsetails
are "anatomically [...] unique among plants" (Niklas, 1997) (Fig.
Yn Japan mae'n nhw dal i ddefnyddio marchrawn y gaeaf (Equisetum hyemale; rough horsetail
Otherwise, there was large variation among different species (Table 4), with high levels in horsetails
, lousewort, and bottle sedge.
In the old days, people used horsetails
for scouring metal pots and pans -- kind of the precursor to Brillo pads back in the day.
Modern versions of horsetails
can be found today in the wet areas of Claybrookes Marsh, though they grow to only a fraction of the size of their ancestor.
Photo: Slippery slide leads to pool Slickened by water, this slide blends into a hillside of boulders, Southern sword ferns, and horsetails
. The plastered slide was steel troweled to a glass-slick surface.
Underneath were the flowering shrubs, along with mushrooms, horsetails
and ferns, according to Judith Totman Parrish of the University of Arizona at Tucson.
(Equisetum hyemale) and zebra grass (Miscanthus sinensis 'Zebrinus') make a bog-like screen between the pool and a small hidden deck.
The materials in each Herbarium Constituent are listed in Mirra's nerdy but unequivocal language: "Equisetum arvense &C Equisetum pratense (Field horsetail
& Shady horsetail
)," for instance.
(Equisteum arvense and spp) is one of the plants that has lived on the planet Earth far longer than humankind.