Snake grass or Horsetail if you prefer


According to recent scientific and lay sources the family Equisetum is a “living fossil”. It is the only living genus of the entire class Equisetopsida a family of vascular plants that reproduce by spores rather than seeds.

These plant date back to the Devonian period which to my my reckoning is really, really old. I am no botanist or will not pretend to be so I have always enjoyed snake grass for its beauty but with each little drop of new understanding comes greater beauty and perhaps beauty is part of the design of universe to begin with.

18 thoughts on “Snake grass or Horsetail if you prefer

    1. Thanks Adam and yes old is cool especially given the fact we seem to be aging every day. It is always fun to learn the biology of plants and these demonstrate just how diverse life can be. Hope you have a wonderful week.

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