You might remember the horsetail from last Saturday that was just getting its leaves.
I wasn't sure if it was Meadow Horsetail, Equisetum pratense, or Woodland Horsetail, Equisetum sylvaticum. Now I know the answers! It's really easy, once you see them both. This is Meadow Horsetail, which grows up to look like this with ranks of straight leaves like the spokes of a wheel.
Yesterday, I stopped at a place where I knew the Woodland Horsetail grows to see if I could find any new ones. I did!
It also grows in ranks, but the leaves are branched, and that is really obvious in the emerging stalks. They look like little trees- a tiny woodland.
When full grown, here's what they look like.
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