The stem branches of this horsetail are branched themselves giving it a distinctive, elegant droop. It can grow up to 8cm tall.
Fertile stems ripen April to May, and it is found in damp woods and moors. Widespread but more common in northern Britain.
Photographs of Wood Horsetail (Equisetum sylvaticum), taken June 2013, nature reserve, Staffordshire. © Pete Hillman 2013. Camera used Nikon Coolpix P500.
2 thoughts on “Wood Horsetail”
This horsetail is more typically plant-like than any other I’ve seen.
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We only have a handful of horsetail species here, and indeed this is the most plant-like.