All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Common Horsetail</strong>
<em>Equisetum arvense</em><br>
This is not a flowering plant, but it was so common in the areas of Alaska that we visited, I decided to add it to this site. In some areas it grew so thickly, few other plants could co...
Common Horsetail
Equisetum arvense

This is not a flowering plant, but it was so common in the areas of Alaska that we visited, I decided to add it to this site. In some areas it grew so thickly, few other plants could compete with them. The plant contains silica in the stem, which gives the plant a rough feeling, they were once used as pot scrubbers.

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