Saturday, May 10, 2008

Photo Hunters: Another Unidentified Plant


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Seen growing near river in open sun and sand. Do you know what this is?

This is the fertile stem of Field Horsetail (Equisetum arvense). It is a problem in pastures and can cause illness in lifestock. I would like to thank Wildlife Gardener for help with the identification.

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8 comments:

  1. With colors and patterning like that, they look like they should be called tiger something!

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  2. They look like colt's foot..or mare's tails. I'm I am correct they have grown from prehistoric times in the days of the dinosaurs :)

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  3. Almost looks like snakes, doesn't it?

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  4. That's a fascinating looking plant to me but I don't have a clue what it is. Happy weekend.

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  5. I LOVE Horsetail - I think it is awesome looking. I picked some once and brought it home and stuck it in one of my plants just for decoration (plus it was from a walk with my dad, so it was sentimental too). Hubs went to throw it away one day and I about took his head off *grin* He said, "But it's dead!" I said "So, what's your point? It's still awesome! Don't touch it!" hehehehe

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  6. It looks like a plant that should be in a pond or something.

    My photo up and I just tried something a little different this time.

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  7. That is definitely one strange looking plant! I've never seen one before. Happy photo hunting!

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  8. I was about to say when you find out let me know, ut I see that it has been identified. I took pictures of this same plant on Friday along a road leading to Mt. St. Helens. We did not make it to a view of the volcano beacuse of snow at 2500 feet--enough to say "We are NOT putting on chains in May." and we also did not want to get stuck on a narrow wilderness road.

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